The Scottish Nation

The Scottish Nation : 1700-2000

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Overturning many assumptions about Scotland's history, this book takes both traditional topics and new themes, making them fascinating and accessible for those wanting to understand the recent development of this historic nation, as the first Scottish Parliament since 1707 prepares to meet in the summer of 2000.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 720 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 439.99g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • maps
  • 0140230041
  • 9780140230048

Table of contents

Part 1 1700-1760: Scotland in Great Britain; the Jacobite challenge; the Union and the economy; roots of Enlightenment; the parish state. Part 2 1760-1830: Scotland transformed; the rural lowlands - the old world and the new; urbanization; the disintegration of clanship; the old regime and radical protest; highlandism and Scottish identity. Part 3 1830-1939: the world's workshop; politics, power and identity in Victorian Scotland; the decline and fall of liberal hegemony; the Scottish city; religion and society; educating the people; the highlands and crofting society; land, elites and people; emigrants; new Scots; Scottish women - family, work and politics. Part 4 1939-2000: war and peace; the Scottish question; a nation reborn?.show more

Review Text

An ambitious and wide-ranging look at how Scotland's experience as a partner with England over the past 300 years has shaped the nation, its people and its culture. Written in anticipation of the impact of the newly devolved Scottish government on Scottish society, this looks back on the history of the Union of 1707, the impact of industrialization, the Highland clearances and the influence of religion and education, as well the global diaspora of the Scots and the experience of Scotland during the two world wars. Most importantly, it sets Scottish history in the context of British, European and even world history. (Kirkus UK)show more

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