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The Transformation of Scotland: The Economy since 1700

Tom M. Devine and Tom M. Devine


This book offers a comprehensive history of the Scottish economy over the last three centuries. Written by leading scholars in the field, it presents research in an accessible style to all those interested in understanding the historical context of modern Scotland. Fresh interpretations are revealed on such key and controversial issues as the impact of the Union of 1707, the Clearances, the rise and fall of Scottish heavy industry, and the recent transformation of the modern economy. The distinctive features of the Scottish economic system are stressed, but these are also analysed within a Bri ... More

Keywords: Scotland, economy, Union of 1707, Clearances, Scottish economic system, agriculture, finance, industry, service sector

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748614325
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614325.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom M. Devine, author

Tom M. Devine, author