Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Scotland: A Very Short Introduction


Scotland's prior is just too frequently noticeable via a movie of myths and misconceptions. during this Very brief creation, Rab Houston explores the most important issues from greater than 1,000 years of Scotland's very actual and intensely interesting historical past. overlaying every little thing from the Jacobites to devolution to the fashionable economic climate, this concise account provides a fully-integrated photograph of Scottish society, tradition, politics and faith. Houston examines a number very important topics, together with how an self sufficient Scottish country emerged within the heart a while, the way it was once irrevocably altered through Reformation, how hyperlinks with England and fiscal swap have affected Scotland, and the way Scotland has in flip prompted the advance of the fashionable global. The booklet indicates in addition why Scotland's background has made it precise from England, either prior to and after Union, and why it has this present day arrived at a political, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, and varying largely over problems with surroundings, humans, and id, this can be Scotland's tale with no myths: a terrific creation for these drawn to the Scots, but in addition a balanced but clean problem to people who already think at domestic in Scotland previous and present.

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