This splendid portrait of medieval and early modern Scotland through to the Union and its aftermath has no current rival in chronological range, thematic scope and richness of detail. Ian Whyte pays due attention to the wide regional variations within Scotland itself and to the distinctive elements of her economy and society; but he also highlights the many parallels between the Scottish experience and that of her neighbours, especially England. The result sets the development of Scotland within its British context and beyond, in a book that will interest and delight far more than Scottish specialists alone.

chapter 1|20 pages

The Making of Medieval Scotland

chapter 2|17 pages

The Introduction of Anglo-Norman Feudalism

chapter 3|16 pages

Medieval Economy and Society

chapter 4|18 pages

Medieval Towns

chapter 5|20 pages

Late-Medieval Scotland

Economy and Society in Transition

chapter 6|19 pages

The Reformation and its Impact

chapter 7|21 pages

Population c1500–c1750

chapter 8|18 pages

The Countryside c1500–c1750

chapter 9|20 pages

Lowland Rural Society c1500–c1750

chapter 10|20 pages

Urban Development c1500–c1750

chapter 11|20 pages

Urban Economy and Society c1500–c1750

chapter 12|20 pages

Law and Order, Crime and Violence

chapter 14|20 pages

Highland Society and Economy c1500–c1750

chapter 16|19 pages

The Union of 1707 and its Impact

The Scottish Economy in the First Half of the Eighteenth Century

chapter 17|18 pages

Towards Improvement and Enlightenment

chapter |6 pages