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History of Scotland

History of Scotland

Author: Michel Duchein

ISBN: 978-954-320-156-3
Category: History
Cover: Paperback, Format: 16х23, Pages: 560, Weight: 760 g

Price: 24.00 lv

Votes: 7

The long history of Scotland and of the Scots and their characteristic culture deserve an independent study, because they are not just part of the evolution of Great Britain. Though having no state of its own to this day, the Scottish nation has been among the most ancient in Europe, having preserved its specific character. The language, social structure, the royal dynasties, the specificities of the local Protestantism, characterize it and sharply set it apart from its southern neighbours, the British. Even when it had enforced its will and had forcefully annexed the region, the authority in London had had invariably to take into consideration the strong feeling of national belonging of the Scots. Until at the dawn of the 21st century they at long last have gained autonomy. Frenchman Michel Duchein, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, the author of biographies of Scottish and British rulers, is one of the most prominent specialists in the history of the lands across the English Channel. Resting on ample archives, he follows in great depth the long, contradictory and eventful path, which Scotland has traversed from Antiquity to the present, without losing its traditions, its originality and its ambitions of statehood.

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