Scotland Resurgent

Comments on the Cultural and Political Revival of Scotland

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: The Saltire Society

ISBN: 9780854110834

Category: National characteristics, Scottish

Page: 351

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Scotland and the British Empire

Author: John M. MacKenzie,T. M. Devine

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192513532

Category: History

Page: 344

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The extraordinary influence of Scots in the British Empire has long been recognized. As administrators, settlers, temporary residents, professionals, plantation owners, and as military personnel, they were strikingly prominent in North America, the Caribbean, Australasia, South Africa, India, and colonies in South-East Asia and Africa. Throughout these regions they brought to bear distinctive Scottish experience as well as particular educational, economic, cultural, and religious influences. Moreover, the relationship between Scots and the British Empire had a profound effect upon many aspects of Scottish society. This volume of essays, written by notable scholars in the field, examines the key roles of Scots in central aspects of the Atlantic and imperial economies from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, in East India Company rule in India, migration and the preservation of ethnic identities, the environment, the army, missionary and other religious activities, the dispersal of intellectual endeavours, and in the production of a distinctive literature rooted in colonial experience. Making use of recent, innovative research, the chapters demonstrate that an understanding of the profoundly interactive relationship between Scotland and the British Empire is vital both for the understanding of the histories of that country and of many territories of the British Empire. All scholars and general readers interested in the dispersal of intellectual ideas, key professions, Protestantism, environmental practices, and colonial literature, as well as more traditional approaches to politics, economics, and military recruitment, will find it an essential addition to the historical literature.
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Scottish Migration Since 1750

Reasons and Results

Author: James C. Docherty

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761867953

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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This work explains Scotland’s population and migration history using new methods and unpublished sources. It surveys migration to England, Canada, United States, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand to 1990.
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Decisive Battles, Strategic Leaders

Author: J. P. Alexander

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482818043

Category: History

Page: 220

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Strategic leadership is observed through campaigns of the great commanders from Pharaoh Thutmose at Meggido (1479 BC) to Manekshaw and the Bangladesh War of 1971. The battlefield tactics of Cyrus, Alexander, Hannibal, Genghis, Robert Bruce, Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu, Gustavus Adolphus, Marlborough, Abdali, Napoleon, Lee, and Giap are examined. The cataclysmic fall of Constantinople, Vijay Nagar, Delhi (1857), and Singapore are described in gory detail. Sun Tzu, Musashi, Maos guerilla tactics, Clausewitz and the theories of Liddell Hart, De Gaulle and Fuller, leading to the strategic use of tanks in the German Blitzkrieg are analyzed. The author enters the mind of the strategist to understand how and why a particular battlefield decision impacts the fate of armies and nations. The basic principles of war, business/war and business/games analogy are lucidly presented to provide interesting reading for practicing managers.
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Walter Scott and Scotland

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857906313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

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This is a stimulating introduction to Sir Walter Scott. It is a succinct and penetrating study of the influences on him of both classical and enlightened Edinburgh and of Border and Jacobite tradition. In his famous book in 1936 Edwin Muir raised, but did not satisfactorily answer, the questions of what Scotland had done for Scott and what he had done for Scotland. This book offers new and more deeply considered answers. It throws light both on Sir Walter Scott and on the dilemma which faced Scotland then and which faces it still.
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Scotland

A Creative Past, an Independent Future

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908373946

Category: Scotland

Page: 187

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This book considers various aspects of the Referendum, with a particular focus on Scottish cultural institutions, such as the National Theatre and the National Portrait Gallery. Scott also pays close attention to Scotland's past, frequently referencing literary figures and devoting a chapter to Scottish Literature to persuasively convince the reader of the benefits of independence. Following the success of A Nation Again, Scott discusses the idea of Independence once again but this time, in light of more recent political developments with the forthcoming Referendum little over a year away.
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Scotland

Author: Robert Sangster Rait,George Smith Pryde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scotland

Page: 356

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New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland

Author: Martin J. Mitchell

Publisher: Birlinn Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 254

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Irish immigrants and their descendants have made a vital contribution to the creation of modern Scotland. This book is the first collection of essays on the Irish in Scotland for almost twenty years, and brings together for the first time all the leading authorities on the subject.
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