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The Scottish Economy in Historical Context

G. C. Peden

in The Transformation of Scotland

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780748614325
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653348 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614325.003.0010
The Scottish Economy in Historical Context

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to fill a substantial gap in the literature and to encourage further research in Scottish economic history. An evaluation of the historical antecedents of the Scottish economy is timely, given the restoration of a Scottish parliament in 1999 and opportunities associated with devolution. The factors in Scottish economic development are discussed and an overview of the subsequent chapters is presented.

Keywords: Scotland; economic history; economic development; Scottish economy

Chapter.  4426 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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