Scotland: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Rab Houston

By Rab Houston

Scotland's prior is just too frequently visible via a movie of myths and misconceptions. during this Very brief creation, Rab Houston explores the most important topics from greater than 1,000 years of Scotland's very genuine and intensely attention-grabbing background.

Covering every little thing from the Jacobites to devolution to the fashionable economic climate, this concise account offers a fully-integrated photograph of Scottish society, tradition, politics and faith. Houston examines a variety of vital topics, together with how an self sufficient Scottish country emerged within the heart a long time, the way it used to be irrevocably altered by means of Reformation, how hyperlinks with England and monetary swap have affected Scotland, and the way Scotland has in flip encouraged the improvement of the trendy world.

The ebook indicates in addition why Scotland's historical past has made it distinctive from England, either sooner than and after Union, and why it has this present day arrived at a political, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, and varying generally over problems with surroundings, humans, and id, this is often Scotland's tale with no myths: a terrific advent for these attracted to the Scots, but additionally a balanced but fresh problem to people who already consider at domestic in Scotland prior and current.

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