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Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation c.1100-1707

Volume 1:The Scottish Nation: Origins to c. 1500

Edited by Bob Harris, Alan R. MacDonald


Scotland: The Making and Unmaking of the Nation, c.1100-1707 aims to show the importance of Scotland’s relationships to Europe and its part in a broader European story, as well as to dispel long-established myths and preconceptions which continue to exert a firm grip on public opinion. Especially in a post-devolution era, Scottish history and Scotland deserve better than this.

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Picture Acknowledgements
1. Scotland Before 1000 by Dauvit Broun
2. The Anglo-Norman Impact by Geoffrey Barrow
3. The Wars of Independence by Fiona Watson
4. The Stewart Monarchy by Michael Brown
6. The Western Gaidhealtachd by R Andrew MacDonald
6. The Medieval Church by Janet Foggie
7. Scotland and Europe by David Ditchburn
8. Townlife and Trade by Elizabeth Ewan
9. Medieval Archaeology by Derek W Hall and Catherine Smith
10. Rural Society and Economy by Ian Whyte
11. Medieval Architecture by Michael Asselmeyer
12. Medieval Literature by Nicola Royan

About the Author

Bob Harris held a personal chair in British History at the University of Dundee until 2006, since when he has been Fellow and Tutor in History at Worcester College, University of Oxford. He has published widely on eighteenth-century British and Irish political, social and cultural history. His most recent book was The Scottish People and the French Revolution, published in 2008. Between 2011-14, he has been vice chair of the Board of the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford.

Alan MacDonald is a senior lecturer in History at the University of Dundee, with a particular interest in the history of early modern Scotland, especially the history of the church and of parliament.