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Richard J. Finlay

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
3,260 words
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In the second half of the eighteenth century, Scotland experienced a profound transformation that would witness the nation change from an agrarian and undeveloped society into one that was ... More
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Alan Riach

The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature
Length:
854 words

was a major component of the literary heritage brought to New Zealand in the nineteenth century and remains an important part of the fabric of contemporary New Zealand culture. In ...

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

[L Scotti, Irish].

Constituent country of the United Kingdom, occupying 30,405 square miles in northern Great Britain. Slightly smaller

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Current Version:
2005

was in Chaucer's day an independent kingdom with uneasy political relations with England, which had its own cultural and literary

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,220 words

Geographically the north of Ireland is separated from Scotland (Kintyre) by a narrow strait, 20 miles wide. Hence it is

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
566 words

Northern part of the main island of Great Britain, and a constituent of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and

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Isobel Murray

The Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
1,062 words

Dickens visited Edinburgh in September 1834 with Thomas Beard to report for the Morning Chronicle on a banquet given to ...

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David Bruce

The Oxford Companion to the Photograph

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
1,405 words
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For a small nation, Scotland has made a quite disproportionate contribution to the art of photography. Even before Hill David

Scotland, Ireland, Wales: early ‘Scotland’ to 1124

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,279 words
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The history of early medieval Scotland begins with three groups located in what became the Scottish kingdom: Britons, *Picts,

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)
Length:
589 words

At the outset of the fifteenth century, Scotland was in civil war, as the rule of Robert III was disputed. His son ...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
2,487 words

As the glaciers of the last ice age finally left Scotland as a bare and empty landscape about 10,000 years

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,126 words

Although Tertullian claimed, c.200 AD, that “parts of the Island [of Britain] inaccessible to Rome have been made subject

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
3,219 words

1900–1970

During the early twentieth century, the Scots were all too aware of the inadequacies of their theatrical past and,

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Alastair J. Durie

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2,617 words
One of the more remarkable success stories in economic history was the rise of the Scottish economy from a marginal and peripheral state to one of the foremost economies in western Europe. ... More
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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
4,556 words

Scotland shared the problems of most other European countries in the eighteenth century, but it had those problems to an

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
3,078 words

International relations, domestic politics, economic and social problems, as well as religious and ecclesiastical issues shaped the Reformation in Scotland.

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
5,901 words
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1

Until the late 1990s, the United Kingdom was a highly centralized state. It is therefore remarkable that in Great Britain,

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Derek Watson and Kenneth Chalmers

The Oxford Companion to Music

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Music
Length:
811 words
Two musical traditions exist in Scottish folk culture, each with its own language: the Gaelic music of the Highlands and Hebrides, and the music of the Lowlands and eastern areas. (... ... More

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