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Being Scottish free pdf This text consists of 100 short reflections on the experience of being Scottish in the opening years of the 21st century. The collection includes the views of people at the centre of things as well as those at the margins of society, the famous as well as the not so well known, the authoritative and mainstream as well as the idiosyncratic. It also contains views "from the outside", from North America, Europe and elsewhere. It examines the concept and experience of being Scottish at this time in history and assess its relevance, strengths, advantages and weaknesses. The collection seeks to discover whether there is a special something which makes the Scottish distinctive and immediately recognizable and, if so, seeks to describe it. In short it is a snapshot of Scottish identity or, as the case may be, Scottish identities.

About Tom Devine

T. M. Devine is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh having previously held Chairs at the universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde. He is the author and editor of many books on Scottish history and related subjects. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates in recognition of his scholarship and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2005 he was appointed OBE for services to Scottish history. T M Devine is the only historian to have been awarded the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade, by the Queen. Paddy Logue works in the European Union Irish Peace Programme. A former Catholic priest (1966-1970) and Classics Master (1971-1973) he has worked for many years in community development in Liverpool, London and Derry as well as campaigning for civil and human rights in Northern Ireland. Previous publications include Them and Us (Columba Press, Dublin, 1994), The Border (Oaktree Press, Dublin, 1999) and Being Irish (Oaktree Press, 2000).

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Author : Tom Devine
Publisher : Polygon at Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 29 July 2002
ISBN : 1902930363
EAN : 9781902930367
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 300 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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