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eBook A History of Scotland ePub

eBook A History of Scotland ePub

by Rosalind Mitchison

  • ISBN: 0415278805
  • Category: Europe
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Rosalind Mitchison
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (May 5, 2002)
  • Pages: 488
  • ePub book: 1949 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1234 kb
  • Other: lrf txt lit rtf
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 317


First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Mr.jeka Mr.jeka
I was really looking forward to reading this book prior to visiting Scotland but ended up putting it down and buying a replacement. In short it is a rambling, incomplete mess. The prose wanders and rarely provides the summation to make sense of the detail provided. The focus is almost exclusively on politics and the other parts of Scottish history such as cultural and economic history are underdeveloped or just missing.
Cobyno Cobyno
Great help
well written and very interesting reading and information theres alot in this boook I didnt know before. The history of this GREAT NATION is one of pride and dignity.
Moonworm Moonworm
I'm reading the 2d edition and enjoying it, tho my reason for reading (ignorance of Scottish history) doesn't leave me able to evaluate her accuracy. Nevertheless, where the narrative overlaps with the English history I know better, I find nothing to fault.
Mitchison is a lively writer, especially after the first chapter or two when she has more sources to work with. She obviously does not admire the Presbyterian radicals, but arguably, neither should you. (Being raised Presbyterian in the U.S., I found her remarks welcome.) She can be witty and turns a few phrases, but I never found this to be a substitute for thought on her part.
If you want a short, professional history of Scotland that, happily, does NOT "read like a novel," then this is a good one.