No gods and precious few heroes : Twentieth-century Scotland /
The fourth edition of this classic text on the history of Scotland since World War I. Epitomised by political, social and technological change this history appraises a fast-evolving century, from the outbreak of World War I up to the present and the politics of devolution and the age of the internet...
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|Imprint:||Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1998.|
|Series:||New history of Scotland ;
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|Summary:||The fourth edition of this classic text on the history of Scotland since World War I. Epitomised by political, social and technological change this history appraises a fast-evolving century, from the outbreak of World War I up to the present and the politics of devolution and the age of the internet. The book begins with the devastating impact of World War I and Scotland's critical role in its conduct, then continues to explore Scots institutional life, from 1922 to 1964, governed by the problems of economy, society, politics and culture embedded in a mature industrialised state with economic problems and governmental deficits. Two further chapters cover the period from 1964 to 1999, including the challenge of new industries, oil discoveries, and the rise of devolutionary and nationalist politics. A new section for this edition covers the course of devolved politics, from the Scottish parliament of 1999 to the financial collapse of 2008 and the constitutional upheavals of 2014-15, rounding off this unique interpretation of a century of Scottish life from a cherished and multi-faceted historian.|
Christopher Harvie analyses the pressures and influences that over the last hundred years have eroded to the point of destruction Scotland's position as a world industrial power. This third edition of his popular book brings the century right up to date with an analysis of the results of the 1997 general election, the Scottish Referendum and the first elections in Scotland in 1999, and the impact they will have upon Scotland at the end of the millennium.
|Item Description:||Series numbering from series title page of v. 7.|
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|Physical Description:||1 online resource (viii, 203 pages)|
|Bibliography:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-190) and index.|