Forging the State: uropean State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 by Andrew MacKillopForging the State: uropean State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 by Andrew MacKillop

Forging the State: uropean State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707

EditorAndrew MacKillop, Micheal O'Siochru

Paperback | October 14, 2008

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The 1707 Union which united Scotland and England has been understood in a number of ways, ranging from the Whig paradigm of inevitable progress, as an exercise in geopolitical security, a crisis in Scottish concepts of national sovereignty and as a mutually beneficial realignment ofAnglo-Scottish relations for the purposes of imperial expansion. This volume seeks to complement these perspectives by situating the Union in the broad context of European state formation, and by exploring comparable political economic and cultural efforts at unification elsewhere on the Continent. It concludes by suggesting that in many ways the British Union was a very "European" event which was built upon processes of amalgamation and international rivalry, as well as intellectual and cultural developments common to the Continent as a whole.
Andrew Mackillop, Ph.D. (1969) in Scottish History, University of Glasgow, is a Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. He recently published the monograph More Fruitful than the Soil: Army, Empire and the Scottish Highlands, 1715-1815 (East Linton, 2000) and is co-editor of the volume Fighting for Identity: Scottish Milita...
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Title:Forging the State: uropean State Formation and the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1845860489

ISBN - 13:9781845860486

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