Scotland: A Short History : new edition, Paperback / softback Book

Scotland: A Short History : new edition Paperback / softback


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 itsmighty 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.

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 the background to the controversy over the Independence Referendum of 2014.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 24 black & white halftones, 4 maps
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780198714880

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