Elliott was a specialist on early modern Spanish history and Scots and Catalans reflects that: it starts in 1469 with the marriage of Ferdinand and Isabella, and its mid point is as early as 1789. There are just two pages on the Spanish Civil War and four on the Franco era, and three on Scotland over the same period. There's much more extensive treatment of 1975-2017, though much of that is not really history yet. A brief conclusion comes down moderately in support of union, but Scots and Catalans is solid history and not in any way polemical or tendentious.
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