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Empire and Scottish society : the impact of foreign missions at home, c.1790 to c.1914

Author: Esther Breitenbach
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009.
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This book considers the mediation of empire by the foreign mission movement. It gives depth and substance to general claims that empire permeated the lives of Scots in the 19th century and that Scots articulated a strong sense of national identity in the context of the empire.
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Breitenbach, Esther.
Empire and Scottish society.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2009482152
(OCoLC)286520349
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Esther Breitenbach
ISBN: 9780748636211 0748636218 1282703021 9781282703025
OCLC Number: 649832088
Description: 1 online resource (218 pages)
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS --
NOTE ON PLACE NAMES AND ABBREVIATIONS --
1 INTRODUCTION --
Notes --
2 EMPIRE AND NATIONAL IDENTITY --
INTRODUCTION --
THE DEVELOPMENT OF A 8216;BRITISH8217; IDENTITY --
CHANGE AND VARIATION IN NATIONAL IDENTITY --
RELIGION AND NATIONAL IDENTITY --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
3 EMPIRE AND CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS --
RELIGIOUS AND MORAL CONCERNS: PHILANTHROPY AND EMPIRE --
IMPERIALIST ENTHUSIASM AND CIVIL SOCIETY --
The Royal Scottish Geographical Society --
Imperialist propaganda organisations --
International exhibitions --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
4 ENLIGHTENING THE HEATHEN IN RELIGIOUS TRUTH: THE SCOTTISH MISSIONARY MOVEMENT --
THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS --
ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURES AND NETWORKS --
FUND-RAISING --
EMPLOYMENT OF MISSIONARY AGENTS, TRAINING AND HOME MISSION WORK --
DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION --
THE COMPOSITION OF COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP --
THE SOCIAL BASIS OF SUPPORT FOR THE FOREIGN MISSION MOVEMENT --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
5 8216;MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE8217; AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITIES: RELIGION, RACE, GENDER AND CLASS --
INTRODUCTION --
THE DISSEMINATION OF 8216;MISSIONARY INTELLIGENCE8217; --
RELIGIOUS IDENTITY: IDEALS, PRACTICE AND THE RELIGIONS OF OTHERS --
DISCOURSES OF RACE AND THE CIVILISING MISSION --
DISCOURSES OF GENDER --
DISCOURSES OF CLASS: PROFESSIONAL STATUS AND ACHIEVEMENTS --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
6 REMEMBERING AND REPRODUCING SCOTLAND: THE CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL IDENTITY --
RECALLING THE HOMELAND --
SYMBOLIC REPRODUCTION OF THE HOMELAND: NAMING AND OTHER CULTURAL PRACTICES --
THE HOMELAND AS A MODEL: INSTITUTIONAL FORMS AND PRACTICES --
CREATION OF A SCOTTISH MISSIONARY TRADITION AND CLAIMS OF LEADERSHIP --
8216;NATIONAL8217; NAMES AND NATIONAL IDENTITY --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
7 FROM 8216;MANIACS8217; TO THE 8216;BEST OF ITS MANHOOD8217;: THE APPROPRIATION OF THE MISSIONARY AS SCOTTISH EMPIRE BUILDER --
THE CIVILISING MISSION --
MISSIONARIES AND IMPERIAL EXPANSION --
SCOTS8217; ACHIEVEMENTS --
CONCLUSION --
Notes --
8 CONCLUSION --
Notes --
Appendix I MISSIONARY PERIODICALS --
Appendix II MISSIONARIES8217; BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
PRIMARY SOURCES --
Manuscript: Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland (NLS) --
CONTEMPORARY PERIODICALS --
Missionary periodicals --
Other periodicals --
Articles from periodicals --
Annual reports and General Assembly proceedings --
Pamphlets --
Histories of missions and missionary societies --
Contemporary biographies and memoirs of missionaries --
Other contemporary books --
NEWSPAPERS --
SECONDARY SOURCES --
Books --
Chapters in books --
Articles in journals --
Unpublished theses --
INDEX.
Responsibility: Esther Breitenbach.

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