Scotland: A Short History

Paperback | July 29, 2014

byChristopher Harvie

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Christopher Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland: its land, people, and culture. Scotland: A History sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond. It describes the unique multi-ethnic kingdom whichemerged from the Dark Ages, the small, proud nation manoeuvring among the great powers of medieval Europe, and the radical reformation which forced a compromise with its mighty southern neighbour. Harvie follows Scotland's tense partnership with England for over 400 years, through dual monarchy andunion, enlightenment and empire, industrialization and de-industrialization. First published over a decade ago, this new edition has been extended - at both ends - to include recent discoveries about Scotland's early pre-historic settlements, through to a new final chapter covering the history, politics, and economics of the country under the Holyrood Parliament - and thebackground to the controversy over the Independence Referendum of 2014.

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Christopher Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland: its land, people, and culture. Scotland: A History sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond. It describes the unique multi-ethnic kingdom whichemerged from the Dark Ages, the small, proud n...

Christopher Harvie was born in 1944 in then-industrial Motherwell, and brought up in the Scottish Borders, to which he has now returned, to look after his near-centenarian parents. The author of fifteen books about the European, British, and Scottish past and contemporary affairs, he was a founder-historian at the Open University in 19...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pagesPublished:July 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198714882

ISBN - 13:9780198714880

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Introduction1. From Fireball to the Unified Kingdom, 10,000 BC- AD 11002. The Community of the Realm, 1100-15603. Reformation and Dual Monarchy, 1560-17074. Union and Enlightenment, 1707-18155. The World's Workshop, 1815-19066. Journey to the FrontierDevo-Max or Independence, 2001-2014?TimelinesBibliographical EssayIndex

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"A book of this kind from Chris Harvie is an important literary and historiographical event... it is inspiring how he embraces the world of culture and ideas with a sense of vision which very few historians can match" --Dauvit Broun, University of Glasgow