1st Edition

Scotland before the Industrial Revolution An Economic and Social History c.1050-c. 1750

By Ian D. Whyte Copyright 1995
    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    416 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    Ian D. Whyte