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Scotland: A Concise History, Revised Edition (1970)

by Fitzroy Maclean

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Maclean has disentangled the threads, and enlivened his brisk account with both wit and scholarship. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate his story - its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion - and provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship and intellectual life.

Revised 2000, and ? later as well
  kgreply | May 19, 2014 |
This was an ok book. I know for a book this size it cannot cover everything but i was disappointed to see that it had very little of the so called "pre history" of Scotland and the ancient peoples that first lived there. Otherwise its a good book to learn the basics of Scotland. ( )
  Janine2011 | Sep 1, 2011 |
A really good book if you are interested in Scot History (gee I guess that is kind of obvious huh?) Uh, very concise. ( )
  ck2935 | May 18, 2007 |
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Here's tae us --

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'Polished from the Rust of Scottish Barbarity'

The early history of Scotland, like that of most countries, is largely veiled by what are known as the mists of antiquity, in this case a more than usually felicitous phrase.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0500282331, Paperback)

"The Scots," said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, "have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years." He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has a rough and bloodstained history.

It is a complex one too, but Sir Fitzroy Maclean disentangles the threads and enlivens his brisk account with both wit and scholarship. Pictures from authentic contemporary sources illuminate his story--its romantic figures and bloody battles, its politics and religion--and provide a rich visual record of Scotland's art, craftsmanship, and intellectual life. For this revised edition, the distinguished journalist Magnus Linklater (former editor of The Scotsman), explores the renewed strengths of Scottish identity as the country enters the new millennium with a new parliament. 250 b/w illustrations. 250 black-and-white illustrations

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Brings the story of Scotland right up to date, examining how the Scots identity is faring in the wake of the first Scottish parliament for nearly 300 years.

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