The Resource The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history, edited by T.M. Devine, Jenny Wormald

The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history, edited by T.M. Devine, Jenny Wormald

The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history
The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history
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edited by T.M. Devine, Jenny Wormald
"Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Suchmajor themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, Clearances, Industrialisation, Empire, Emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history. All chapters contain expert syntheses of current knowledge, but their authors also stand back and reflect critically on the questions which still remain unanswered, the issues which generate dispute and controversy, and sketch out where appropriate the agenda for future research. The Handbook also places the Scottish experience firmly in an international historical experience with a considerable focus on the age-old emigration of the Scottish people, the impact of successive waves of immigrants to Scotland, and the nation's key role within the British Empire. The overall result is a vibrant and stimulating review of modern Scottish history - essential reading for students and scholars alike"--Provided by publisher
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Oxford handbooks
The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history, edited by T.M. Devine, Jenny Wormald
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Land and Sea: The Environment / T.C. Smout -- The Demographic Factor / Michael Anderson -- Mythical Scotland / Colin Kidd and James Coleman -- Religion and Society / Stewart J. Brown -- Literary Tradition / Cairns Craig -- The Clearances and the Transformation of the Scottish Countryside / Robert Dodgshon -- A Global Diaspora / T.M. Devine -- The Renaissance / Andrea Thomas -- Reformed and Godly Scotland? / Jenny Wormald -- The 'Rise' of the State? / Laura Stewart -- Reappraising the Early Modern Economy 1500 -- 1660 / T.M. Devine -- Scotland Restored and Reshaped: Politics and Religion / Alasdair Raffe -- The Early Modern Family / Elizabeth Ewan -- The Seventeenth Century Irish Connection / Patrick Fitzgerald -- New Perspectives on Pre-Union Scotland / Karin Bowie -- Migrant Destinations / Steve Murdoch and Esther Mijers -- Union Historiographies / Clare Jackson -- Scottish Jacobitism in its International Context / Daniel Szechi -- The rise (and fall?) of the Scottish Enlightenment / Alexander Broadie -- The Barbarous North? Criminality in Early Modern Scotland / Anne-Marie Kilday -- Industrialisation and the Scottish People / Stana Nenadic -- Scotland and the eighteenth-century Empire / Douglas Hamilton -- The Challenge of Radicalism / Gordon Pentland -- The Scottish Cities / Richard Rodger -- Identity within the Union State / Graeme Morton -- Immigrants / Ben Braber -- The Scottish Diaspora since 1815 / Angela McCarthy -- Impact of the Victorian Empire / Esther Breitenbach -- The Great War / E.W. McFarland -- The Inter-War Crisis: The Failure of Extremism / Richard J. Finlay -- The Religious Factor / Graham Walker -- Gender and Nationhood in Modern Scottish Historiography / Catriona M.M. Macdonald -- The Stateless Nation and the British State since 1918 / Ewen Cameron -- Challenging the Union / Iain McLean -- A New Scotland?: The Economy / George Peden -- A New Scotland?: Society and Culture / David McCrone
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1 online resource (xi, 707 pages)
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illustrations, maps
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  • (OCoLC)774276075
  • oho0191624322

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