Scotland and the Union: 1707-2007

Scotland and the Union: 1707-2007

By: Tom M. Devine (editor)Hardback

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A comprehensive examination of the past, present and future prospects of the Anglo-Scottish Union, this book is written by the cream of the academic talent in modern Scottish history and Scottish politics. It appeals to a wide readership while conforming to the highest standards of scholarship and no other volume considers the entire 300-year experience of Union - from its origins in the early 18th century to the historic parliamentary victory of the SNP in May 2007. All the key themes and questions are covered here: " why the Union took place " its growing acceptance in the eighteenth century " the central role of the Scots in the British Empire and the impact on Scotland " the politics of unionism " the challenge of nationalism " Thatcherism and the Union " Devolution and prospects for the future. Contributions come from Christopher A. Whatley, Allan I. Macinnes, Karen Bowie, Alexander J. Murdoch, Ewen A. Cameron, William L. Miller, Richard Findlay, Brian Ashcroft, Charlie Jeffrey, John Curtice and Neal Ascherson. This is the essential text for understanding one of the most burning issues in British public life today.

About Author

T. M. Devine is the Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Palaeography at the University of Edinburgh having previously held Chairs at the universities of Aberdeen and Strathclyde. He is the author and editor of many books on Scottish history and related subjects. He has been awarded three honorary doctorates in recognition of his scholarship and is a Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. In 2005 he was appointed OBE for services to Scottish history. T M Devine is the only historian to have been awarded the Royal Gold Medal, Scotland's supreme academic accolade, by the Queen.


List of Figures and Tables; Preface; List of Contributors; 1. Three Hundred Years of the Anglo-Scottish Union, T. M. Devine; PART ONE: FOUNDATIONS; 2. The Making of the Union of 1707: History with a History, Christopher A. Whatley; 3. Popular Resistance, Religion and the Union of 1707, Karin Bowie; 4. The Treaty of Union: Made in England, Allan I. Macinnes; PART TWO: HISTORY; 5. The Legacy of Unionism in Eighteenth Century Scotland, Alexander Murdoch; 6. The Spoils of Empire, T. M. Devine; 7. Imperial Scotland, T. M. Devine; 8. The Politics of the Union in an Age of Unionism, Ewen A. Cameron; PART THREE: CHALLENGES; 9. The Challenge of Nationalism, T. M. Devine; 10. Thatcherism and the Union, Richard J. Finlay; 11. The Death of Unionism?, W. L. Miller; PART FOUR: DEVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE; 12. Where stands the Union Now? Scottish-English Relations after Devolution, Charlie Jeffery; 13. How firm are the Foundations? Public Attitudes to the Union in 2007, John Curtice; 14. Future of an Unloved Union, Neal Ascherson; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780748635412
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780748635412
  • weight: 557
  • ISBN10: 0748635416

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