Road to Home Rule by Christopher Harvie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Road to Home Rule
By Christopher Harvie

The Road to Home Rule

Images of Scottish Nationalism

By (author) See other recent books by Christopher Harvie See other recent books by Peter Jones
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $41.00
Your Price: $36.90 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.10! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.84 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days



Road to Home Rule by Christopher Harvie

Book Description

When the Scottish Parliament sat in Edinburgh for the first time in nearly three hundred years it was the climax of Europe's most peaceable and legalistic national movement. But dull it wasn't. In war and peace, from Empire to Europe, through the rise and fall of industry, the cause of self-government has been endlessly reinvented and remodelled, sometimes surviving more as a poetic fashion rather than as a political campaign. But it got there in the end. The Road To Home Rule documents not just the demonstrations, the party politics and international upheavals which swept the Scottish cause along - and all too frequently adrift - during the twentieth century, but also shows how it swam in the tides of social change and cultural inspiration. From Keir Hardie's and William Gladstone's promises to Tony Blair's and Donald Dewar's delivery, via a route populated by the larger-than-life characters and ideas of Hugh MacDiarmid, Winnie Ewing, Michael Forsyth, round the milestones and millstones of Conventions, Covenants, Wee Magic Stanes and Bravehearts - all Scottish life is there. With a core essay by the historian Christopher Harvie and the political correspondent Peter Jones, the book's 100 illustrations cast a cool eye on the grandeurs and miseries encountered on the long way to Holyrood. Key Features: *Highly illustrated with 150 black and white photographs, cartoons and other images *Substantial captions to place the images in context *Written by two 'names': Chris Harvie is a well-known Scottish historian and Peter Jones is a well-regarded journalist *A fascinating and entertaining story of the road to home rule

Buy Road to Home Rule book by Christopher Harvie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781902930107
ISBN-10: 190293010X
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 25mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Polygon at Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Christopher Harvie

No Gods and Precious Few Heroes by Christopher Harvie No Gods and Precious Few Heroes, Paperback (April 2016)

An introductory history that takes Scotland through two world wars and subsequent social exhaustion, through the re energising adjustments loosely referred to as 'the sixties' to a final endgame of Union versus Independence.

Scotland: A Short History by Christopher Harvie Scotland: A Short History, Paperback (July 2014)

The complete short history of Scotland - from the retreat of the ice-caps to the Independence Referendum of 2014

Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie Floating Commonwealth, Paperback (May 2012)

This is a new portrait of society and identity in high industrial Britain, focusing on the sea as connector, not barrier. It argues that the port cities and their hinterlands formed a 'floating commonwealth' whose interaction with one another and with nationalist and imperial politics created an intense political and cultural synergy.

» View all books by Christopher Harvie

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Road to Home Rule book by Christopher Harvie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Christopher Harvie

Peter Jones is the Scotland and Northern England Correspondent for The Economist

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Christopher Harvie close
No Gods and Precious Few Heroes by Christopher Harvie
Scotland: A Short History by Christopher Harvie
Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie
Thirty-Nine Steps by Christopher Harvie
Floating Commonwealth by Christopher Harvie
Scotland and Nationalism by Christopher Harvie
Making of Modern Tourism by Christopher Harvie
Nineteenth-century Britain: A Very Short Introduction by Christopher Harvie
Rise of Regional Europe by Christopher Harvie
Centre of Things by Christopher Harvie
Centre of Things by Christopher Harvie
»
Recent books by Peter Jones close
Quid Pro Quo by Peter Jones
Newport Rugby Greats by Peter Jones
Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730-1850 by Peter Jones
Track Two Diplomacy in Theory and Practice by Peter Jones
Eureka! by Peter Jones
Other Worldview by Peter Jones
1848 Revolutions by Peter Jones
Best Front Range Trail Runs by Peter Jones
Iliad by Peter Jones
Eureka! by Peter Jones
Pagan Heart of Today's Culture by Peter Jones
Torch in Flame by Peter Jones
Veni, Vidi, Vici by Peter Jones
Stormy Blast by Peter Jones
From Virtue to Venality by Peter Jones
How to Do Everything and be Happy by Peter Jones
Reception of David Hume in Europe by Peter Jones
Operations Management by Peter Jones
Big Book of Celebrity Inventions by Peter Jones
Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways by Peter Jones
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close