Collins Dictionary of Scottish History

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As perhaps at no other time in recent memory, Scottish affairs are commanding centre stage and Scottish history in particular is the focus of intense media and popular interest. Alphabetically arranged, "The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History" provides an inclusive guide to major and minor events and personalities from Scotland's story since the tenth century. It contains key articles on major themes and issues, and all entries are fully referenced with guidance to further reading on each major topic or personality.

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The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History is an inclusive guide to the events and personalities prominent in the story of Scotland. Matching user–friendliness with scholarship, it presents the information carefully and judiciously, and its more extended treatment of major topics is clear, well–balanced, and up–to–date. The Dictionary features: key articles on major themes and issues; fully referenced entries, with suggestions for further reading on each major topic and personality; a substantial section of appendices presenting key data; and 25 clearly annotated maps. An invaluable reference for anyone interested in Scottish affairs. The authors’ previous collaboration was The Companion to Scottish History.

About the Author:

Ian Donnachie is a Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in History at the Open University in Scotland and the author of numerous works on Scottish social and economic history. George Hewitt lectures in history at a Glasgow College and is an Open University tutor. He has published widely on seventeenth-century Scottish affairs.

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