Plantation and Civility in the North Atlantic World: The Case of the Northern Hebrides, 1570-1639

MacCoinnich, A. (2015) Plantation and Civility in the North Atlantic World: The Case of the Northern Hebrides, 1570-1639. Series: The northern world, 71. Brill: Leiden. ISBN 9789004226289

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Abstract

The settlement of the Hebrides is usually considered in terms of the state formation agenda. Yet the area was subject to successive attempts at plantation, largely overlooked in historical narrative. Aonghas MacCoinnich’s study, Plantation and Civility, explores these plantations against the background of a Lowland-Highland cultural divide and competition over resources. The Macleod of Lewis clan, ‘uncivil’, Gaelic Highlanders, were dispossessed by the Lowland, ‘civil,’ Fife Adventurers, 1598-1609. Despite the collapse of this Lowland Plantation, however, the recourse to the Mackenzie clan, often thought a failure of policy, was instead a pragmatic response to an intractable problem. The Mackenzies also pursued the civility agenda treating with Dutch partners and fending off their English rivals in order to develop their plantation.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacCoinnich, Dr Aonghas
Authors: MacCoinnich, A.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DJ Netherlands (Holland)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1501 Scottish Gaelic Language
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004226289
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