Scottish History For Dummies - Knox, William
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Explore the fascinating history of Scotland in an easy-to-read guide Want to discover how a small country on the edge of Northern Europe packs an almighty historical punch? Scottish History For Dummies is your guide to the story of Scotland and its place within the historical narratives of Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. You'll find out how Scotland rose from the ashes to forge its own destiny, understand the impact of Scottish historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and David Hume and be introduced to the wonderful world of Celtic religion, architecture and…mehr

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Explore the fascinating history of Scotland in an easy-to-read guide Want to discover how a small country on the edge of Northern Europe packs an almighty historical punch? Scottish History For Dummies is your guide to the story of Scotland and its place within the historical narratives of Britain, Europe and the rest of the world. You'll find out how Scotland rose from the ashes to forge its own destiny, understand the impact of Scottish historical figures such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce and David Hume and be introduced to the wonderful world of Celtic religion, architecture and monuments. History can help us make connections with people and events, and it gives us an understanding of why the world is like it is today. Scottish History For Dummies pulls back the curtain on how the story of Scotland has shaped the world far beyond its borders. From its turbulent past to the present day, this informative guide sheds a new and timely light on the story of Scotland and its people. * Dig into a wealth of fascinating facts on the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages * Get to know how Scotland was built into an industrial economy by inventors, explorers and missionaries * Discover the impact of the world wars on Scotland and how the country has responded to challenges created by them * Find up-to-the-minute information on Scotland's referendum on independence If you're a lifelong learner looking for a fun, factual exploration of the grand scope of Scotland or a traveler wanting to make the most of your trip to this captivating country, Scottish History For Dummies has you covered.
Autorenporträt
William Knox, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer of History at the University of St Andrews, Scotland's first university.
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Scottish History 5 Chapter 1: Welcome to Scotland 7 Chapter 2: From Nomads to Farmers: The Earliest Peoples 13 Chapter 3: Disunited Kingdoms (80
750) 21 Part II: Making the Kingdom (840
1286) 31 Chapter 4: The Kingdom of Alba (840
1040) 33 Chapter 5: Good Kings, Bad Kings and a Saintly Queen (1034
1153) 43 Chapter 6: Peace and Plenty? (1153
1286) 57 Part III: Making the Nation (1286
1542) 69 Chapter 7: The Wars of Independence (1286
1371) 71 Chapter 8: The Foundations of the Stewar t Dynast y (1371
1460) 91 Chapter 9: Renaissance Scotland (1460
1542) 109 Part IV: The Unmaking of a Nation (1540
1750) 131 Chapter 10: From Reformation to the Union of the Crowns (1540
1625) 133 Chapter 11: King, Commonwealth and Revolution (1625
1690) 157 Chapter 12: The Unmaking of a Nation (1690
1750) 179 Part V: The Remaking of a Nation (1750
1918) 199 Chapter 13: A Nation in Transition (1750
1832) 201 Chapter 14: The Making of Modern Scotland (1832
1918) 227 Part VI: New Beginnings (1918
2000) 257 Chapter 15: The Devil's Decades: Politics and Poverty (1918
1945) 259 Chapter 16: The Rebirth of a Nation (1945
2000) 271 Part VII: The Part of Tens 287 Chapter 17: Ten Great Places to Visit in Scotland 289 Chapter 18: Ten Little
Known Scottish People Who Are Worth Knowing About 295 Chapter 19: Ten Things Scotland Has Given to the World 305 Index 311