Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway Since 1800

John Bryden (Editor), Ottar Brox (Editor), Lesley Riddoch (Editor)

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How did the development of two small countries at the north of Europe, whose histories were joined from about the year 795 AD - including a 300-year alliance - nevertheless diverge sharply in the modern era? This edited collection of essays covers various elements of this analysis including land ownership, politics, agriculture, industry, money and banking, local government, education, religion, access and the outdoor life, as well as several more synthetic chapters. Written as it is by historians, political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists and human geographers, the book moves beyond historical narrative, and outlines elements of a theory of divergent development between Norway and Scotland over the long term, and so towards a novel history which will be of interest to a wider audience.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages338
ISBN (Print)9780748696208
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2015


  • Scotland
  • Norway
  • foreign relations
  • economic conditions
  • history


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