T.M. Devine - The Scottish Nation 1700-2000 (2nd Hand Paperback)
ISBN / GTIN-13 : 9780140230048
The Scottish Nation is the most comprehensive history of modern Scotland ever published the first examination of this period (from 1700 to 2000) to appear in our generation.
Drawing on a huge range of research, The Scottish Nation takes both the "traditional" topics of Scottish history and new themes and makes them fascinating and accessible to a wide new audience.
Devine's sweeping treatment deals with such key topics as the Union. the Enlightenment, Industrialisation, the Clearances, Religion and the Road to Devolution, and also explores the global Diaspora of the Scots, the impact of migrants, changing Scottish identity and the nation during the World Wars. Throughout the story of Scotland is set against the background of British, European and world history.
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?.
Tom Devine's The Scottish Nation will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the recent development of this historic nation just as the first Scottish Parliament since 1707 prepared to meet in the summer of 2000.
- Format : Standard, Thick 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Scotland
- Published : 1999 (Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780140230048
- SKU : B001308
- PPC : SP400gm
- RRP : £10.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
'Outstanding . . . if you are after answers to the big questions of Scottish history, Devine is your man' - Niall Ferguson.
'Magnificent . . . a high achievement, a history of modern Scotland which, rarely for the subject, endows with sweep and power the changes that have created the country we live in' - Michael Fry, The Herald.
'The work of a compendious historical mind . . . the first history of Scotland which both a nationalist and a unionist Scot can keep on their shelves with pride, and that is a large achievement in itself' - John Lloyd, Financial Times.
'A formidable work . . . quite remarkable' - Donald Dewar.
'A fiercely intelligent account of Scotland . . . Devine is the country's most prominent historian, and from the evidence of this book, rightly so' - Rosemary Goring, Scotland on Sunday.
Tom Devine has won all three national prizes for research and writing on Scottish history: the Senior Hume Brown Prize for best first book in the subject (1976); the Saltire Society Prize for best book on Scottish History (1988); and the Henry Duncan Prize and Lectureship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1993).
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