Gender and nationhood in modern Scottish historiography

Catriona MacDonald

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Book abstract: Over the last three decades major advances in research and scholarship have transformed understanding of the Scottish past. In this landmark study some of the most eminent writers on the subject, together with emerging new talents, have combined to produce a large-scale volume which reconsiders in fresh and illuminating ways the classic themes of the nation's history since the sixteenth century as well as a number of new topics which are only now receiving detailed attention. Such major themes as the Reformation, the Union of 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment, Clearances, Industrialisation, Empire, Emigration, and the Great War are approached from novel and fascinating perspectives, but so too are such issues as the Scottish environment, myth, family, criminality, the literary tradition, and Scotland's contemporary history.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Modern Scottish History
PublisherOxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN (Print)9780199563692
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012


  • Scottish history
  • historiography
  • nationhood
  • gender


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