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By Michael Fry

ISBN-10: 1780272332

ISBN-13: 9781780272337

This new and compelling historical past of eighteenth-century Scotland paints a wealthy and unique portrait of the rustic at a time whilst it used to be of actually international importance. This trip from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and past takes in brilliant scenes from all around the nation, and levels up and down the social scale from peeresses to prostitutes, from lairds to lunatics, and covers each significant point of nationwide existence from agriculture to philosophy. when such a lot different Scottish histories released in recent years be aware of social and fiscal background, Michael Fry demonstrates that any precise knowing of the kingdom, some time past as within the current, must pay no less than as a lot recognition to politics and tradition. The social and the commercial background convey us how Scotland used to be built-in into Britain, while the political background and the cultural background convey us why the mixing used to be by no means entire. during this ebook each side are surveyed, supplying new views on Scotland's adventure in the Union.

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