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Acts of union and disunion : what has held the UK together - and what is dividing it?

Author: Linda Colley
Publisher: London : Profile Books, 2014.
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The United Kingdom; Great Britain; the British Isles; the Home Nations: such a wealth of different names implies uncertainty and contention - and an ability to invent and adjust. In a year that sees a Scottish referendum on independence, Linda Colley analyses some of the forces that have unified Britain in the past. She examines the mythology of Britishness, and how far - and why - it has faded. She discusses the  Read more...
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Colley, Linda.
Acts of union and disunion
(OCoLC)861360315
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Colley
ISBN: 9781782830139 1782830138
OCLC Number: 878982179
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 171 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Part I: Stories""; ""1 Orientation""; ""2 Islands""; ""3 Sea""; ""4 Liberty""; ""5 Monarchy""; ""Part II: Divisions""; ""6 England""; ""7 North and South""; ""8 Wales""; ""9 Scotland""; ""10 Ireland""; ""Part III: Contexts""; ""11 Transatlantic""; ""12 Greater Britains""; ""13 Europe""; ""14 Constitutions""; ""15 Pasts and Futures""; ""List of illustrations""; ""Further Reading""
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