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Author Houston, R. A. (Robert Allan), 1954-

Title Scotland : a very short introduction / Rab Houston
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (172 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Very short introductions
Very short introductions.
Contents List of illustrations; Introduction; 1 Politics and government; 2 Religion; 3 Education; 4 Society; 5 Economy and environment; 6 Scotland and the wider world; 7 Culture; Conclusion: The lessons of history; References and further reading; Chronology; Monarchs of Scotland, 843-1714; Index
Summary This Very Short Introduction explores the key themes from more than 1,000 years of Scotland's fascinating history. Covering everything from the Jacobites to devolution to the modern economy, this concise account presents a fully-integrated picture of what Scottish society, culture, politics and religion look like, and why. - ;Since Devolution in 1999 Scotland has become a focus of intense interest both within Britain and throughout the wider world. In this Very Short Introduction, Rab Houston explores how an independent Scottish nation emerged in the Middle Ages, how it was irrevocably altered
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-153) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Scotland -- Civilization.
Scotland -- History.
Scotland -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009275201
ISBN 0191552283 (electronic bk.)
9780191552281 (electronic bk.)