This illuminating and insightful guide offers a comprehensive overview of Scottish history, from the kingdom's genesis in the ninth century to the independence debates of the present day. Considering both internal dynamics and international horizons, Allan Macinnes asserts Scotland's heritage as significant and compelling in its own right, rather than reducing it to an offshoot of England's past.
Rigorous and wide-ranging, this textbook is an essential companion for undergraduate and postgraduate students of History. Its lively and accessible style makes it suitable for anyone with an interest in Scotland's national development.
Allan I. Macinnes is Emeritus Professor History at Strathclyde, having formerly taught there and at Glasgow and Aberdeen. He has published extensively on British state formation in the seventeenth century, on Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire in the eighteenth century and on Highland clans and clearances from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries. He has written monographs on Charles I and the Emergence of the Covenanting Movement, 1625-41; on Clanship, Commerce and the House of Stewart, 1603-1788; on The British Revolution, 1629-61; on Union and Empire: the making of the United Kingdom in 1707; an on The British Confederate: Archibald Campbell, 1609-61.
Shaping a Mongrel Nation, 832-1214.- Wars of Independence, 1214-1424.- Renaissance and Reformation, 1424-1625.- Covenanters and Jacobites, 1625-1753.- Enlightenment and Enterprise, 1753-1884.- Unionist, Civic Patriots and Nationalists, 1884-1999.- 1999-2018: The Road to Independence?.- Select Bibliography.- Index