Union and Empire
The Making of the United Kingdom in 1707
By (author) Allan I. MacInnes
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Union and Empire by Allan I. MacInnes
Book DescriptionThe making of the United Kingdom in 1707 is still a matter of significant political and historical controversy. Allan Macinnes here offers a major 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521616300
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allan I. MacInnes
Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788, Hardback (September 2014)
For over seventy years after the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688-90, Jacobitism survived in the face of Whig propaganda. These essays seek to challenge current views of Jacobite historiography. They focus on migrant communities, networking, smuggling, shipping, religious and intellectual support mechanisms, art, architecture and identity.
Jacobitism, Enlightenment and Empire, 1680-1820, Hardback (April 2014)
The essays in this collection examine religion, politics and commerce in Scotland during a time of crisis and turmoil. Contributors look at the effect of the Union on Scottish trade and commerce, the Scottish role in tobacco and sugar plantations, Robert Burns's early poetry on his planned emigration to Jamaica and Scottish anti-abolitionists.
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A major interpretation of the 1707 Act of Union and the making of the United Kingdom.
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Author Biography - Allan I. MacInnes
Allan Macinnes is Burnett-Fletcher Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen. He has published extensively on Covenants, Clans and Clearances, British State Formation and Jacobitism. His previous publications include Clanship, Commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788 (1996) and, as co-editor with A. H. Williamson, Shaping the Stuart World, 1603-1714: the American Connection (2006).
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