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The Scots and the Union

Author: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
Series: Historia (E-libro)
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This book traces the background to the Treaty of Union of 1707, explains why it happened and assesses its impact on Scottish society, including the bitter struggle with the Jacobites for acceptance  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Whatley, Christopher A.
Scots and the Union.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007367371
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Whatley; Derek J Patrick
OCLC Number: 929635070
Awards: Winner of Saltire Society/Gillespie Macandrew Scottish History Book of the Year 2007
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 424 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill., ports
Contents: Note on Style, and Abbreviations; List of Plates; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: Contrasting and changing receptions of the union of 1707; 1: Issues, debates and aims; 2: Scotland under the union of the crowns to the Revolution of 1688-89:; searching for the roots of union; 3: Roots: ambition and achievement and the aftermath of Revolution; 4: The 1690s: a nation in crisis; 5: 'The most neglected and opprest State in Europe'? Confrontations and the; search for compromise, 1700-1705; 6: Digging Scotland out: Parliament and the reconstruction of the pathway; towards union, 1705-6; 7: Paving the way: the union commissioners and the hearts and minds of the; People; 8: 'An affair of the greatest concern and import': the union Parliament and; the Scottish nation; 9: Union in the balance, union accomplished; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Historia (E-libro)
Responsibility: Christopher A. Whatley, with Derek J. Patrick.


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