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The New Penguin History of Scotland By R. A. Houston

The New Penguin History of Scotland

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Drawing on research from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, economics, science, religion and literature, this is a history of Scotland's peopled past from the Neolithic period to the parliment of 2000.

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The New Penguin History of Scotland by R. A. Houston

"The New Penguin History of Scotland" brings together the work of Scotland's leading historians in a volume that is essential reading for anyone interested in Scotland and her people. Edited by Houston and Knox, it explores the powerful continuities, cycles and occasional historical dead-ends of Scotland's history over the last 8,000 years, from the scarcely documented Neolithic period to the state of the nation in 2001. Drawing on the latest historical scholarship and a wide range of other disciplines - archaeology, social sciences, economics, science, religion and literature - each chapter goes beyond the stories of kings, bishops and battles, bringing to life the history of the material environment, family and community, and the lives of the masses. With individual chapters written by leading experts in the period, "The New Penguin History of Scotland" illuminates the many ways in which the nation's history has shaped its national identity. Lavishly illustrated in association with the National Museums of Scotland, this book should establish itself as an authoritative and comprehensive history of Scotland.

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About R. A. Houston

Rab Houston is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of St Andrews. William Knox is Head of the Department of Scottish History at the University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

Prehistory, Ian Armit; the formation of the Scottish kingdom, Thomas Owen Clancy and Barbara E. Crawford; Mediaeval Scotland, 1100-1560, David Ditchburn and Alastair J. MacDonald; Reformation to Union, 1560-1707, Keith M. Brown; from the Union of 1707 to the Franchise Reform of 1832, Bruce P. Lenman; civil society, governance and nation, 1832-1914, Graeme Morton and R.J. Morris; the 20th century, 1914-1979, John Foster; Scotland after 1978 -from referendum to millennium, Christopher Harvie.

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