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- DescriptionEpitomised by political, social and techlogical change this history appraises a fast-evolving century, from the outbreak of World War I up to the present and the politics of devolution and the age of the internet. The book begins with the devastating impact of World War I and Scotland's critical role in its conduct, then continues to explore Scots institutional life, from 1922 to 1964, governed by the problems of ecomy, society, politics and culture embedded in a mature industrialised state with ecomic problems and governmental deficits. Two further chapters cover the period from 1964 to 1999, including the challenge of new industries, oil discoveries, and the rise of devolutionary and nationalist politics. A new section for this edition covers the course of devolved politics, from the Scottish parliament of 1999 to the financial collapse of 2008 and the constitutional upheavals of 2014-15, rounding off this unique interpretation of a century of Scottish life from a cherished and multi-faceted historian. A new section on the course of devolved politics, from the Scottish parliament of 1999 to the financial collapse of 2008 and the constitutional upheavals of 2014-15, rounds off this unique interpretation of a century of Scottish life from an author who could be considered one of our most multi-faceted and long-sighted historians.
- Author BiographyChristopher Harvie, Professor of British and Irish Studies at the University of Tubingen, has written extensively on UK and Scottish history. A founder-historian at the Open University, 1969-80, he is the author of over 16 books, including The Lights of Liberalism (1976), Scotland and Nationalism (1977), The Rise of Regional Europe (1994), Nineteenth-Century Britain (2000), and Scotland: A Short History (2014). He was a Member of the Scottish Parliament, 2007-11.
- Author(s)Professor Emeritus of British Regional Studies Christopher Harvie
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2016
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight662 g
- Width155 mm
- Height231 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edition Statement4th
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