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Scotland: The Story of a Nation

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Kirkus Reviews hailed Magnus Magnusson's book as a vast, superb history [that] relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia. Drawing on a great deal of modern scholarship that has redefined the nation's story, Magnusson vividly re-creates the long and fascinating story of Scotland, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive history available today.

Magnusson, who received an honorary knighthood for his contributions to the preservation of Scotland's heritage, casts the nation's historical trajectory as a long struggle toward nationhood. He explains the roots of the original Scots and examines the extent to which Scotland was shaped by the Romans, the Picts, the Vikings, and the English. He casts a sober eye on the many historical myths that have developed over the years, assessing their credibility while giving full appreciation of their importance to the people of Scotland. In addition to this cultural history, Magnusson offers a detailed account of the political and economic forces that shaped the nation's fate.

Encompassing everything from the first Mesolithic settlers in 7000 B.C. to the present movements for independence, Scotland: The Story of a Nation is a history on an epic level, and essential reading for anyone interested in the past of this fascinating land.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780871137982
Subtitle:
The Story of a Nation
Author:
Magnusson, Magnus
Publisher:
Atlantic Monthly Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great Britain - Scotland
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - Scotland
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series Volume:
99A
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.32x6.49x1.86 in. 2.67 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Scotland
History and Social Science » World History » Scotland and Wales

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