Scotland: A Short History: new editionAuthor: Christopher HarviePublisher: Oxford University PressCategory: British & Irish History, History: Earliest Times To Present Day, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, Social & Cultural HistoryAge Group: 15+Book Format: Paperback
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 which emerged 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 and union, enlightenment and empire, industrialization and de-industrialization.
Table Of ContentsIntroduction ; 1. From Fireball to the Unified Kingdom, 10,000 BC- AD 1100 ; 2. The Community of the Realm, 1100-1560 ; 3. Reformation and Dual Monarchy, 1560-1707 ; 4. Union and Enlightenment, 1707-1815 ; 5. The World's Workshop, 1815-1906 ; 6. Journey to the Frontier ; Devo-Max or Independence, 2001-2014? ; Timelines ; Bibliographical Essay ; Index
About Christopher HarvieChristopher 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 1969, and taught at the historic University of Tuebingen from 1980-2007. Associated with Gordon Brown in the frustrated devolution campaign of the 1970s, he served as an SNP member of the Scottish Parliament 2007-11 and as adviser to Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond. The HERALD newspaper voted him its 'Free Spirit of Parliament' in 2008, and the Berlin government gave him its Bundesverdienstkreuz in 2012.
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