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Title Scotland : a very short introduction / Rab Houston.
Author Houston, R. A. (Robert Allan), 1954-
Publication Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Description 172 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm.
Call # 941.1 H
Series Very short introductions ; 197
Very short introductions ; 197.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Politics and government -- Religion -- Education -- Society -- Economy and environment -- Scotland and the wider world -- Culture -- Conclusion : The lessons of history -- References and further reading -- Chronology -- Monarchs of Scotland, 843-1714.
Summary Scotland's past is too often seen through a film of myths and misconceptions. In this Very Short Introduction, Rab Houston explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's very real and very fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of Scottish society, culture, politics and religion. Houston examines a range of important subjects, including how an independent Scottish nation emerged in the Middle Ages, how it was irrevocably altered by Reformation, how links with England and economic change have affected Scotland, and how Scotland has in turn influenced the development of the modern world. The book shows as well why Scotland's history has made it distinct from England, both before and after Union, and why it has today arrived at a political, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, and ranging widely over issues of environment, people, and identity, this is Scotland's story without myths: an ideal introduction for those interested in the Scots, but also a balanced yet refreshing challenge to those who already feel at home in Scotland past and present.
Subject Scotland -- History.
Scotland -- Civilization.
Scotland -- Politics and government.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Scotland. (OCoLC)fst01206715
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780199230792 (paperback)
019923079X (paperback)

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