The Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History

Paperback | March 4, 2014

EditorT. M. Devine, Jenny Wormald

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume whichreconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, clearances,industrialisation, empire, emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses ofcurrent knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly into an international historical perspective with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overallresult is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history: essential reading for students and scholars alike.

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Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume whichreconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic...

T. M. Devine previously held the Glucksman Research Chair in Irish-Scottish Studies, was Director of the AHRC Centre in Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen, and was Deputy Principal of the University of Strathclyde. He holds Honorary Professorships at the Universities of North Carolina and Guelph, and has won all ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:March 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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T.M. Devine and Jenny Wormald: Introduction: The Study of Modern Scottish HistoryPart One: Some Fundamentals of Modern Scottish History1. T.C. Smout: Land and Sea: The Environment2. Michael Anderson: The Demographic Factor3. Colin Kidd and James Coleman: Mythical Scotland4. Stewart J. Brown: Religion and Society5. Cairns Craig: The Literary Tradition6. Robert Dodgshon: Clearances and the Transformation of the Scottish Countryside7. T.M. Devine: A Global DiasporaPart Two: Reformation, Regal Union and Civil Wars 1500 - c.16808. Andrea Thomas: The Renaissance9. Jenny Wormald: Reformed and Godly Scotland?10. Laura Stewart: The 'Rise' of the State?11. T.M. Devine: Reappraising the Early Modern Economy 1500 - 166012. Alasdair Raffe: Scotland Restored and Reshaped: Politics and Religion13. Elizabeth Ewan: The Early Modern Family14. Patrick Fitzgerald: The Seventeenth Century Irish ConnectionPart Three: Union and Enlightenment c.1680 - 176015. Karin Bowie: New Perspectives on Pre-Union Scotland16. Steve Murdoch and Esther Mijers: Migrant Destinations17. Clare Jackson: Union Historiographies18. Daniel Szechi: Scottish Jacobitism in its International Context19. Alexander Broadie: The rise (and fall?) of the Scottish Enlightenment20. Anne-Marie Kilday: The Barbarous North? Criminality in Early Modern ScotlandPart Four: The Nation Transformed 1760 - 191421. Stana Nenadic: Industrialisation and the Scottish People22. Douglas Hamilton: Scotland and the eighteenth-century Empire23. Gordon Pentland: The Challenge of Radicalism24. Richard Rodger: The Scottish Cities25. Graeme Morton: Identity within the Union State26. Ben Braber: Immigrants27. Angela McCarthy: The Scottish Diaspora since 181528. Esther Breitenbach: Impact of the Victorian EmpirePart Five: The Great War to the New Millennium 1914 - 201029. E.W. McFarland: The Great War30. Richard J. Finlay: The Inter-War Crisis: The Failure of Extremism31. Graham Walker: The Religious Factor32. Catriona M. M. Macdonald: Gender and Nationhood in Modern Scottish Historiography33. Ewen Cameron: The Stateless Nation and the British State since 191834. Iain McLean: Challenging the Union35. George Peden: A New Scotland?: The Economy36. David McCrone: A New Scotland?: Society and Culture

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`Without doubt,a milestone in pos-1500 Scottish history...absorbing with an impressive breadth of coverage'Journal of Scottish Historical Studies