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Union and empire: the making of the United Kingdom in 1707

MacInnes, A. (2007) Union and empire: the making of the United Kingdom in 1707. Cambridge studies in early modern British history . Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521850797

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Abstract

The making of the United Kingdom in 1707 is still a matter of significant political and historical controversy. Allan Macinnes here offers a major new interpretation that sets the Act of Union within a broad European and colonial context and provides a comprehensive picture of its transatlantic and transoceanic ramifications that ranged from the balance of power to the balance of trade. He reexamines English motivations from a colonial as well as a military perspective and assesses the imperial significance of the creation of the United Kingdom. He also explores afresh the commitment of some determined Scots to secure Union for political, religious and opportunist reasons and shows that rather than an act of statesmanship, the resultant Treaty of Union was the outcome of politically inept negotiations by the Scots. Union and Empire will be a major contribution to the history of Britain, empire and early modern state formation.

Item type: Book
ID code: 8841
Keywords: United Kingdom, Act of Union, colonial, power, trade, military, Scotland, seventeenth century, union, political economy, Jacobitism, treaty, History, Scotland, Great Britain
Subjects: History General and Old World > Great Britain > Scotland
History General and Old World
History General and Old World > Great Britain
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History
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Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2009 12:09
Last modified: 06 Sep 2014 11:19
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/8841

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