Devine, M.

The Scottish Nation 1700-2000.


DKK 120,00

The typical Scot was a country dweller. One estimate suggests tha in 1700 only 5.3 % of the population lived in towns with over 10,000 inhabitants. This porportion was a long way behind more urbanized societies such as those in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, parts of Italy and even Spain and Portugal, and was on a par with the Scandinavian countries and some of the German estates. Even artisans, industrial workers and fishing communities had to have a stake in the land in order to cultivate theri food supplies. But towns were becoming encreasingly important, and changes were also under way in the pattern of Scipttish urban develoment. Between 1500 and 1600 the proportion of the nation’s population living in the larger towns nearly doubled, and it did so agian bey 1700. Edinburgh, the capital and biggest town, had a population of around 30,000 by the early eighteenth century.

Penguin Books 1999.

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INDHOLD: Part One 1700-1760. – Scotland and Great Britain. – The Jacobite challenge. – The union and the economy. – Roots and enlightenment. – The parish state. – Part two 1760-1830. – Scotland transformed. – The rural lowlands: The old world and the new. – Urbanization. – The disintegration of clanship. – The old regime and radical protest. – Highlandism and Scottish identity. – Part three 1830-1939. – The world’s workshop. – Politics, power and identity in Victorian Scotland. – The decline and fall of liberal hegemony. – The Scottish city. – Religion and society. – Educating people. The highland and crofting society. – Land, elites and people. – Emigrants. – New Scots. – Scottish women, family, work and politics. – Part foru 1939-2000. – War and peace. – The Cottish question. – A nation reborn? – notes. – Further reading.- Uindbundet. – 695 sider. – Som ny.