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Conclusion

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 378 words.

The Conclusion highlights how potential exists now in Northern Ireland for an experiment important in the wider world. Can two identities and national allegiances be accommodated in the...

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Conclusion: The lessons of history

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 914 words.

‘Conclusion: The lessons of history’ asks What are the implications of the past for Scotland's future? One of the most obvious answers to this question is that Scots retain a deeply...

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Culture

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 6311 words.

‘Culture’ examines the languages, festivals, art, architecture, literature, poetry, film, sport, and music of Scotland. What was the original language of Britain, when did Gaelic become the...

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Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 8237 words.

‘Divided Ulster: from plantation to partition’ explores how, from the sixteenth century, Ireland's separate Gaelic society was steadily destroyed. It was the coincidence of conquest with...

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Economy and environment

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 3061 words.

‘Economy and environment’ outlines the origins of habitation and farming in Scotland, hunter-gatherers, Dark Age Scotland, the fragility of the pre-modern economies, the age of agricultural...

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Education

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 3272 words.

‘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...

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Home rule in Ulster: Stormont's record

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 6558 words.

‘Home rule in Ulster: Stormont's record’ describes how Northern Ireland's purpose-built parliament building at Stormont, near Belfast, was opened in 1932, reflecting the desire of the...

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Introduction

Rab Houston.

in Scotland

November 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; Political Geography. 557 words.

The ‘Introduction’ sets out questions relevant to this VSI: Are the Scots really just a sort of English? Is Scotland a distinctive entity within Britain? What things do Scotland and England...

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Life cheapens: the descent into war

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 10824 words.

‘Life cheapens: the descent into war’ explains how Loyalist political violence regained renewed effect with the civil rights movement. Most Protestants did not accept the claims of the...

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The long ‘peace’

Marc Mulholland.

in Northern Ireland

January 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: British History; European History; Political Geography. 7247 words.

British policy had developed in the early 1970s as a twin track of levying war and constructing a political dispensation. War, however, delegitimized politics and left the IRA campaign...

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