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A tremendous study of transformation Devine's strength is his huge learning in the field of social history especially the story of the rural communities of Scotland Neal Ascherson Los Angeles Times Splendid will remain the standard one in its field for a. If you are looking for an all encompassing resource on Scottish history life and culture throughout the period in the title you ve found it This book is incredibly detailed without being pedantic and boring It provides you with the information you need and would be most interested in and often employs uotes and real life examples to substantiate its points I can t believe I actually read a non fiction book word for word If I did that you know it s good

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Long time The Times Literary Supplement T M Devine uses extensive original research to examine Scotland's urban vigor as well as describing the traditional aspects of Scottish history covering key topics such as the Union the Enlightenment Industrializati. Dense and informative but also very slow going

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On the Clearances Religion and the Road to Devolution He also explores the global Diaspora of the Scots the impact of migrants and the effect of the World Wars Throughout Scotland's story is set against the background of British European and world history. Essential for any understanding of modern Scotland


10 thoughts on “The Scottish Nation A History 1700 2000

  1. says:

    If you are looking for an all encompassing resource on Scottish history life and culture throughout the period in the title you've found it This book is incredibly detailed without being pedantic and boring It provides you with the information you need and would be most interested in and often employs uotes and

  2. says:

    This is a well written readable book impeccably sourced and researched It's taken me uite a while to get through it although that's mostly because I'd put it down for months at a time so that I could read something lighterDevine takes the history of Scotland over the last three hundred years or so and breaks it

  3. says:

    I read this book as part of a history module that focused on Scottish history in particular Scotland’s place in the Industrial Revolution and Enlightenment This is a massive book and it’s size should be considered when

  4. says:

    The author has done an excellent job of compiling and streamlining 300 years of Scottish history But what he has presented is history as told by an academic historian not a narrative historian The reader will therefore have to slog through statistics and may have trouble staying engaged The author also presumes a knowledge of Scottish history which will be disappointing to any reader expecting the book to be an introduction to the subject

  5. says:

    Well written deep analysis of the past of the Scottish nation Author uses an interesting way of approaching the ma

  6. says:

    Dense and informative but also very slow going

  7. says:

    Essential for any understanding of modern Scotland

  8. says:

    It ends arbitrarily in 2007 but you can't fault it for that when this book was published they didn't know that the rest of the years were goi

  9. says:

    This is a comprehensive and outstanding piece of work which I would go so far as demand is made compulsory reading before being allowed to opinionate on any matter of Scottish politics most particularly the issue of independenceUnfortunately I read this directly after reading Bill Bryson's At Home an altogether lighter tak

  10. says:

    Dense informative and shockingly boring Reads like a series of only slightly connected lit surveys with some worthy but dull original research around macroeconomic issues and the ins and outs of political battles Presumes a great deal of previous knowledge both about events before 1700 and during the course of the book rendering to pretty useless for the unprimed reader One highlight for me was the brief chapter on Italian immig