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No Gods and Precious Few Heroes -

No Gods and Precious Few Heroes

Scotland 1900-2015



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A colourful and stimulating history of modern Scotland This introductory history takes Scotland through two world wars and subsequent social exhaustion, through the re-energising adjustments loosely referred to as `the sixties' to a final endgame of Union versus Independence. The novel structure of Harvie's history mirrors that of a grand engineering project, or a structure as complex as the Forth Railway Bridge: `three periods of change rendered as towers, and two great cantilevered arches of life-in-common, over which day-to-day life proceeds'. Key Features: A final narrative of `Union versus Independence' Thematically rebuilt chapters: Economy/Society/Politics/Culture The `60s' reinterpreted

Product code: 9780748682560

ISBN 9780748682560
Edition 4th edition
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW138
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Christopher Harvie
analyses the pressures and influences that over the last hundred years have
eroded to the point of destruction Scotland's position as a world industrial