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4. Society

4. Society  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199230792
‘Society’ provides a survey of Scotland's population (its DNA origins, size, ethnic make-up), living standards, people, Highland and Lowland society, and the place of the Highlands in ... More
2. Shaping the continent

2. Shaping the continent  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199589937
‘Shaping the continent’ looks at the elements that have determined Australia's economy and population. Ownership of land is key: land availability, land use, exploitation, pastoral ... More
3. Land questions

3. Land questions  

Senia Pašeta

in Modern Ireland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2003
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775406
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801678.003.0003
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chapter
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9780192801678
‘Land Questions’ investigates problems in Irish agriculture and population in light of the Great Famine. The Irish population grew up until the 1840s, placing huge pressure on limited land. ... More
6. Scotland and the wider world

6. Scotland and the wider world  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199230792
‘Scotland and the wider world’ examines Scotland's relationships with other countries. When did the English begin to see the Scots as barbarous and alien? The wars of Independence are ... More
Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Scotland: A Very Short Introduction  

Rab Houston

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199230792
Scotland: A Very Short Introduction explains why Scottish national identity is so distinctive by looking at Scottish history, politics, society, religion, and culture — both ... More
3. Education

3. Education  

Rab Houston

in Scotland: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2008
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777059
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199230792.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199230792
‘Education’ looks at Scotland's tradition of teaching and learning. What differences existed between Highland and Lowland education? When was Scottish schooling at its most successful? The ... More
1. The making of Australia

1. The making of Australia  

Kenneth Morgan

in Australia: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778001
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199589937.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199589937
‘The making of Australia’ looks at the country's unique environment, its millennia-long Aboriginal history, and white settler history. Australia's geography, climate, flora, fauna, and ... More

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