Scotland before the Industrial Revolution: An Economic and Social History c.1050-c. 1750, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Scotland before the Industrial Revolution

An Economic and Social History c.1050-c. 1750, 1st Edition

By Ian D. Whyte


382 pages

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This splendid portrait of medieval and early modern Scotland through to the Union and its aftermath has no current rival in chronological range, thematic scope and richness of detail. Ian Whyte pays due attention to the wide regional variations within Scotland itself and to the distinctive elements of her economy and society; but he also highlights the many parallels between the Scottish experience and that of her neighbours, especially England. The result sets the development of Scotland within its British context and beyond, in a book that will interest and delight far more than Scottish specialists alone.

Table of Contents

1 The Making of Medieval Scotland

2 The Introduction of Anglo-Norman Feudalism

3 Medieval Economy and Society; Population; Settlement

4 Medieval Towns

5 Late-Medieval Scotland,

6 The Reformation and its impact

7 Population c1500-cl750

8 The Countryside c1500-cl750

9 Lowland Rural Society c1500-cl750

10 Urban Development c1500-cl750

11 Urban Economy and Society c1500-cl750

12 Law and Order, Crime and Violence

13 Culture, Education and Literacy c1500-cl750

14 Highland Society and Economy c1500-cl750

15 Trade and Industry in the 16th and 17th Centuries

16 The Union of 1707 and its Impact - The Scottish economy in the first half of the 18th century

17 Towards Improvement and Enlightenment.

Conclusion Scotland c1750: Towards Improvement and Industrialisation

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Longman Economic and Social History of Britain

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HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain