Whaur Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century

Catriona M.M. Macdonald

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On the cusp of memory and history, the story of Scotland's twentieth-century is contested territory: international yet parochial; prosperous yet ailing; and, passionate yet temperate. This thematic account of Scotland's twentieth century examines the economic, social, political and cultural aspects that shaped the country during the period. Catroina MacDonald underlines the tensions inherent in the life of a nation distinguished by stark changes and surprising continuities, a fragmented identity, a shifting and at times uneasy accommodation in the UK nation state, and an ongoing engagement with globalising tendencies. In identifying the choices, ambitions, possibilities and contradictions that Scotland experienced during a century of profound change, she uncovers a country in which one can truly say extremes met.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhaur Extremes Meet: Scotland's Twentieth Century
PublisherJohn Donald Publishers Ltd
ISBN (Print)9781906566081
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009


  • Scotland in the twentieth century
  • Scottish history


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