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Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Rab Houston

November 2008

ISBN: 9780199230792

192 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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This Very Short Introduction explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of what Scottish society, culture, politics and religion look like, and why.

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This Very Short Introduction explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of what Scottish society, culture, politics and religion look like, and why.

  • A concise, lively, and at times opinionated account of Scottish history, politics, society, religion, and culture - both past and present
  • Looks at the Scottish diaspora, and Scotland's relationship with Britain, Europe, the US, and the wider world
  • Explains why Scottish national identity is so distinctive today
  • Looks at current issues such as devolution, the Scottish economy, and the environment

About the Author(s)

Rab Houston, Professor of Modern History, University of St. Andrews

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:Politics and Government
    2:Religion
    3:Education
    4:Society
    5:Economy and Environment
    6:Scotland and the Wider World
    7:Culture
    Conclusions

Reviews

"Houston's survey is clear and certainly concise." - Clare Beck, The Scotsman

"A whistle-stop tour through the history of Scotland's politics, religion, education, economy and culture...both complex and rich." - Clare Beck, The Scotsman

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