Scottish affairs are beginning to command attention in England, and Scottish history in particular is the focus of media and popular interest. In spite of this, there are few reliable reference works available that allow the curious to access quickly and easily the history of their nation. "The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History" seeks to rectify this situation, offering an up-to-date, authoritative and accessible survey of Scottish history from the 10th century. Alphabetically arranged, this inclusive guide to major and minor events and personalities from Scotland's story matches accessibility with scholarship drawing on the most up-to-date research. There are key articles on major themes and issues, all entries are fully referenced with guidance to further reading on each major topic or personality, and a substantial section of appendices presenting key statistical and other data. The book aims to be a solid reference work that will also satisfy the browser. It should become a standard source for native Scots, those abroad and for anyone with an interest in Scottish affairs.
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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.Review:
'The Collins Dictionary of Scottish History will undoubtedly prove an invaluable reference asset to all students of Scottish history and is highly recommended.' Roy Henderson, Sesame Magazine (The Open University)
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Book Description Collins, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-000-40-1474001