Union, empire and explanation

Davidson, N. (1996) Union, empire and explanation. Scottish Affairs, 14, pp. 116-122.

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'The intention of this volume', writes John Robertson in the Preface, 'is to demonstrate that the Union negotiated between Scotland and England in 1707 should be understood within an intellectual as well as a political and economic context, and that it generated a significant body of political thought' (Robertson 1995, p.xiii). In fact the essays which comprise this collection deal with a far longer timescale and wider range of subject matter than this would suggest, stretching from religious realignments in Scotland after the Restoration to the outbreak of the American Revolution. A review of this length cannot therefore do justice to the full range of issues discussed; I will concentrate instead on those aspects which are of most relevance to the Scottish debate on the Union in the late 20th century.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davidson, Mr Neil
Authors: Davidson, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Journal Name:Scottish Affairs

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