By Rab Houston
Scotland's prior is simply too usually noticeable via a movie of myths and misconceptions. during this Very brief advent, Rab Houston explores the foremost subject matters from greater than 1,000 years of Scotland's very genuine and extremely interesting heritage.
Covering every thing from the Jacobites to devolution to the fashionable economic system, this concise account offers a fully-integrated photo of Scottish society, tradition, politics and faith. Houston examines a number vital topics, together with how an self reliant Scottish kingdom emerged within the center a while, the way it used to be irrevocably altered by way of Reformation, how hyperlinks with England and monetary switch have affected Scotland, and the way Scotland has in flip motivated the improvement of the fashionable world.
The publication indicates besides why Scotland's background has made it certain from England, either ahead of and after Union, and why it has this present day arrived at a political, social and cultural watershed. Authoritative, lucid, and varying broadly over problems with surroundings, humans, and id, this is often Scotland's tale with out myths: a terrific creation for these drawn to the Scots, but in addition a balanced but clean problem to people who already believe at domestic in Scotland prior and current.
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