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British History 1660-1832 : national identity and local culture

Author: Alexander Murdoch
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan ; New York : St Martin's Press, 1998.
Series: British studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an interpretative study of the idea of Britain, looking at the transformation of a sectarian concept into an imperial ideology forged during a period of sustained warfare in Europe & areas beyond Europe during the second half of the 18th century.
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Genre/Form: History
Local history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Murdoch
ISBN: 0333600312 9780333600313 0333600312 9780333600313 0333600320 9780333600320 0312216343 9780312216344 0333716914 9780333716915 0333693329 9780333693322
OCLC Number: 624464407
Description: xii, 206 pages.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Region and Locality --
2. The Stuart Monarchy and the Idea of Britain --
3. James Loses the Kingdoms: The Revolutions of 1688 in their British Context --
4. The Union of England and Scotland and the Development of the Hanoverian State --
5. The Idea of Britain and the Creation of the First British Empire --
6. Peripheral Nations? Scotland, Ireland, Wales and Provincial England --
7. Cultural Politics: National Culture in a Metropolitan State --
8. The American Revolution and the Origins of the Second British Empire --
9. War and the Nation, 1793-1815: British Identity and the New Empire --
10. Empire and Its Discontents: English Nationalism and the Imperial State.
Series Title: British studies series.
Responsibility: Alexander Murdoch.

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