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A tremendous study of transformation Devine's strength is his huge learning in the field of social history especially the story of the rural communities of Scotland Neal Ascherson Los Angeles Times Splendid will remain the standard one in its field for a. If you are looking for an all encompassing resource on Scottish history life and culture throughout the period in the title you ve found it This book is incredibly detailed without being pedantic and boring It provides you with the information you need and would be most interested in and often employs uotes and real life examples to substantiate its points I can t believe I actually read a non fiction book word for word If I did that you know it s good Tusculan Disputations, I and Scipios Dream period in the title you ve found it This book is incredibly detailed without being Trial of a Feminizer pedantic and boring It The Breach of Crowns provides you with the information you need and would be most interested in and often employs uotes and real life examples to substantiate its Icebergs points I can t believe I actually read a non fiction book word for word If I did that you know it s good

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On the Clearances Religion and the Road to Devolution He also explores the global Diaspora of the Scots the impact of migrants and the effect of the World Wars Throughout Scotland's story is set against the background of British European and world history. This is a comprehensive and outstanding piece of work which I would go so far as demand is made compulsory reading before being allowed to opinionate on any matter of Scottish politics most particularly the issue of independenceUnfortunately I read this directly after reading Bill Bryson s At Home an altogether lighter take on a different aspect of history but in comparison made Devine s work feel a little dry and staid Although in book form it does feel that it is composed of a number of once separate essays there is a lot of repetition of the same arguments across many of the chapters It also assumes that the reader is already familiar with a significant amount of Scottish history geography and current affairs This is obvious when aspects of late 20th Century affairs are covered while perhaps recent history in the lifetime of the author and a significant proportion of his audience many of the events are uite alien to a younger generation All Night Long (Nannies, politics most The Freeze-Frame Revolution perhaps recent history in the lifetime of the author and a significant The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 proportion of his audience many of the events are uite alien to a younger generation

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Long time The Times Literary Supplement T M Devine uses extensive original research to examine Scotland's urban vigor as well as describing the traditional aspects of Scottish history covering key topics such as the Union the Enlightenment Industrializati. The author has done an excellent job of compiling and streamlining 300 years of Scottish history But what he has presented is history as told by an academic historian not a narrative historian The reader will therefore have to slog through statistics and may have trouble staying engaged The author also presumes a knowledge of Scottish history which will be disappointing to any reader expecting the book to be an introduction to the subject


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  1. says:

    If you are looking for an all encompassing resource on Scottish history life and culture throughout the period in the title you've found it This book is incredibly detailed without being pedantic and boring It provides you with the information you need and would be most interested in and often employs uotes and real life examples to substantiate its points I can't believe I actually read a non fiction book w

  2. says:

    This is a well written readable book impeccably sourced and researched It's taken me uite a while to get through it although that's mostly because I'd put it down for months at a time so that I could read something lighterDevine takes

  3. says:

    I read this book as part of a history module that focused on Scottish history in particular Scotland’s place in the Industrial Revolution and

  4. says:

    The author has done an excellent job of compiling and streamlining 300 years of Scottish history But what he has presented is history as told by an academic historian not a narrative historian The reader will therefore have to slog through statistics and may have trouble staying engaged The author also presumes a knowledge of Scottish history which will be disappointing to any reader expecting the book to be an introduction to the subjec

  5. says:

    Well written deep analysis of the past of the Scottish nation Author uses an interesting way of approaching the material each historical period is divided into topics from sociology till politics The reason why I put 45 is that the last almost contemporary period of history was jammed as if the author was hurrying to fi

  6. says:

    Dense and informative but also very slow going

  7. says:

    Essential for any understanding of modern Scotland

  8. says:

    It ends arbitrarily in 2007 but you can't fault it for that when this book was published they didn't know that the rest of the years

  9. says:

    This is a comprehensive and outstanding piece of work which I would go so far as demand is made compulsory reading before being allowed to opinionate on any matter of Scottish politics most particularly the issue of independenceUnfortunately I read this directly after reading Bill Bryson's At Home an altogether lighter ta

  10. says:

    Dense informative and shockingly boring Reads like a series of only slightly connected lit surveys with some wo

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