Changing Identities, Ancient Roots: The History of West Dunbartonshire from Earliest Times

Changing Identities, Ancient Roots: The History of West Dunbartonshire from Earliest Times

by Ian Brown
     
 

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The aim of this book is to place developments in the region of West Dunbartonshire, that is, the area covered by Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven running up to the southern end of Loch Lomond, in the context of the larger national - and indeed international - historical developments to which they contribute and which they may illustrate.The region

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The aim of this book is to place developments in the region of West Dunbartonshire, that is, the area covered by Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven running up to the southern end of Loch Lomond, in the context of the larger national - and indeed international - historical developments to which they contribute and which they may illustrate.The region concerned is a Scotland in microcosm. It contains an early Celtic capital in Dumbarton, the preferred palace and the site of the death of Robert the Bruce in Cardross, the birthplace of Tobias Smollett, key cradles of the Industrial Revolution and the home of the winners of the earliest football World Cup. It is through the prism of the region's specificities that the development of the nation - and its social and political economy as a whole - can be seen in a very particular light.This history uses a regional basis to examine large-scale issues through specific local and regional events. It is, therefore, not simply a local history (although it

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748625611
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/02/2007
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at the Kingston University

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