Allan, Stuart (2015) Beating retreat: the Scottish military tradition in decline. In: Scotland, empire and decolonisation in the twentieth century. Studies in Imperialism . Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 261-286. ISBN 9780719096174

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This volume represents one of the first attempts to examine the connection between Scotland and the British empire throughout the entire twentieth century. As the century dawned, the Scottish economy was still strongly connected with imperial infrastructures (like railways, engineering, construction and shipping), and colonial trade and investment. By the end of the century, however, the Scottish economy, its politics, and its society had been through major upheavals which many connected with decolonisation. The end of empire played a defining role in shaping modern-day Scotland and the identity of its people.
Written by scholars of distinction, these chapters represent ground-breaking research in the field of Scotland’s complex and often-changing relationship with the British empire in the period. The introduction that opens the collection will be viewed for years to come as the single most important historiographical statement on Scotland and empire during the tumultuous years of the twentieth century. A final chapter from Stuart Ward and Jimmi Østergaard Nielsen covers the 2014 referendum.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain > DAW Central Europe
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Theme: Identities and cultural contacts
Department: Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)
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Depositing User: Ross Anderson
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2015 08:02
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2015 08:02

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