Scotland in the Twentieth Century

Scotland in the Twentieth Century

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This ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 26mm | 521.64g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748608397
  • 9780748608393
  • 1,785,081

About Tom M. Devine

T. M. Devine is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh having previously held Chairs at the universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde. He is the author and editor of many books on Scottish history and related subjects. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates in recognition of his scholarship and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2005 he was appointed OBE for services to Scottish history. T M Devine is the only historian to have been awarded the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade, by the Queen. Richard J. Finlay is senior lecturer and Director of the Research Centre in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde. He is the co-editor with T. M. Devine of Scotland in the Twentieth Century (EUP 2000) and the author of A Partnership for Good? Scottish Politics and the Union since 1880 (Canongate, 1997).show more

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A valuable volume ! there are riches here even for the casual reader. ! This admirable book shows us where we've been: no one knows where we are going. -- Ian Bell An extremely useful collection ... It should appeal both to the reader of serious books and to the teacher ofcollege courses. -- Steve Bruce, University of Aberdeen A valuable volume ! there are riches here even for the casual reader. ! This admirable book shows us where we've been: no one knows where we are going. An extremely useful collection ... It should appeal both to the reader of serious books and to the teacher ofcollege courses.show more

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