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

View: 7600

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.

Decisive Battles, Strategic Leaders

Author: J. P. Alexander

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482818043

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 6883

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.


Author: Robert Sangster Rait,George Smith Pryde

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 356

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Walter Scott and Scotland

Author: Paul Henderson Scott

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857906313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 99

View: 2522

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.

New Perspectives on the Irish in Scotland

Author: Martin J. Mitchell

Publisher: Birlinn Limited


Category: History

Page: 254

View: 8222

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.

Scotland in the twentieth century

Author: Thomas Martin Devine

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780748607518

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6936

This ambitious project surveys the massive changes the 20th century has brought to Scotland. The nation's leading commentators give an overview of the most important trends, providing new insights and fresh perspectives. Comparative reference to other societies in the UK and Europe highlight the unique elements of Scotland's distinctive development. Home Rule issues, the discovery of oil, deindustrialisation, public housing, education, landownership, the role of women, social class, and many more areas of Scottish life are assessed and explored in this rich, rewarding and comprehensive study.

Scottish History

Author: John Duncan Mackie

Publisher: Cambridge [Eng.] : Published for the National Book League at the University Press


Category: Scotland

Page: 39

View: 1700


Adam Smith

Critical Assessments

Author: John Cunningham Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780709927488

Category: Economics

Page: 2064

View: 5960


Adam Smith and Economic Science

A Methodological Reinterpretation

Author: Jan Peil

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 206

View: 2379

"This book will be of great interest to historians of economic thought and political economy, scholars and students of the philosophy and methodology of economics and all those interested in Adam Smith and his relevance for economics today."--BOOK JACKET.