Scotland in the Twentieth Century
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Scotland in the Twentieth Century by Tom M. Devine
Book DescriptionThis ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748608393
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tom M. Devine
Scotland and the Union, Paperback (May 2008)
Written by the cream of academic talent in modern Scottish history and politics, this book provides a comprehensive examination of the past, present and future prospects of the Anglo-Scottish Union. A scholarly but accessible read, its contributors do not shy away from the controversies surrounding the Union.
Transformation of Scotland, Paperback (February 2005)
This is the first comprehensive history of the Scottish economy to be published in a generation. It provides the essential background on current debates on the condition and future of Scotland under devolution.
Great Highland Famine, Paperback (February 2004)
"The Great Hunger", in 19th-century Ireland was one of the great human tragedies of modern times. Almost a million perished and a further two million emigrated in the wake of potato blight and economic collapse. At the same time, acute famine also gripped the Scottish Highlands and caused hardship and distress there.
Being Scottish, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by Tom M. Devine
100 short essays offer an opportunity to penetrate behind the statistical surveys and explore the rich complexity of changing identity from a varied range of opinion.
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Author Biography - Tom M. Devine
T. M. Devine is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh having previously held Chairs at the universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde. He is the author and editor of many books on Scottish history and related subjects. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates in recognition of his scholarship and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2005 he was appointed OBE for services to Scottish history. T M Devine is the only historian to have been awarded the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade, by the Queen. Richard J. Finlay is senior lecturer and Director of the Research Centre in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde. He is the co-editor with T. M. Devine of Scotland in the Twentieth Century (EUP 2000) and the author of A Partnership for Good? Scottish Politics and the Union since 1880 (Canongate, 1997).
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