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Scotland: a Short History

In this history of Scotland, Christopher Harvie discusses land, people and culture. Harvie's six chapters cover the shaping of the kingdom, medieval Scotland, reformation and dual monarchy, union and enlightenment, industrialization, and the troubled but ultimately triumphant 20th century. Harvie deals with old clich├ęs, applies the results of research, analyzes Scotland's disproportionate role in European nationalism, technocracy, empire and regionalism, and shows how Hugh MacDiarmid's "winds wi warlds to swing" affected the outlook and environment of the Scots, from hill-fort and peel tower to multi-storey flat and oil rig.

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