A Concise History, Fourth Edition
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From its origins in antiquity to its emergence as a vibrant, modern nation, Scotland has had a history as bloodstained as it is complex. In Scotland: A Concise History, Fitzroy Maclean takes us on a mesmerizing journey from the first post-glacial hunter-gatherer inhabitants to the country’s transition to an independent political entity within the United Kingdom.
Continuously in print for more than forty years, Maclean’s classic work is renowned for the authority and wit with which it disentangles the complex threads of Scotland’s rich history. Pictures from contemporary sources illuminate his story—its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion—and provide a rich visual record of Scotland’s art, craftsmanship and intellectual life.
This revised edition brings the story of Scotland right up to date with recent events in the path to Scottish independence and an examination of how the Scots’ identity is faring in the wake of the first Scottish Parliament in nearly 300 years.
Featuring a new chapter by renowned Scottish journalist Magnus Linklater, Scotland: A Concise History is an authoritative and visually compelling look at a nation with a rich and fascinating heritage.
Softcover Book : 260 pages
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Inc. ( September 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-549889
Product Dimensions: 7.125 x 9.125 inches
Product Weight: 27.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)