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A Union for Empire : Political Thought and the British Union of 1707 - John Robertson

A Union for Empire

Political Thought and the British Union of 1707

By: John Robertson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1995
ISBN: 9780521431132
Number Of Pages: 392

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This volume of scholarly essays explores the ideas of union and empire current at the time of the Union between Scotland and England in 1707. It demonstrates for the first time the wider significance of the Union in Europe and throughout the English-speaking world. It is a major contribution to the growing interest in "British" history, but should also be of considerable interest to all students of political and economic unions, a subject of increasing importance and obvious relevance in contemporary Britain, Europe and North America.

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"This is an important collection of essays, and one which should be read by every serious student of the Union and its consequences. Its appeal should be wider than that, and deservedly so, as it adds yet another contribution to the study of Scottish history in what is properly its British, European, and Atlantic context." Christopher Whatley, Books in Review "It is a useful collection, worth having if only for Pocock's splendid concluding piece, which is worth a review all by itself." Scotia "...a fine collection..." Brian P. Levack, Albion "A Union for Empire offers a wealth of fine full generalizations on a wide range of subjects related to a major historical event. All of the articles are thoroughly researched and present well-considered these." Warren M. Elofson, Journal of Modern History

Notes on contributors
Preface
Unions, Universal Monarchy and Empire
Empire and union: two concepts of the early modern European political order
The English debate over universal monarchy
Power, commerce and natural law in Daniel Defoe's political writings 1698-1707
The Scottish vision of empire: intellectual origins of the Darien venture
The Scottish Setting
Scottish cultural change 1660-1710 and the Union of 1707
Religious realignment between the Restoration and Union
The Issues of Sovereignty
Protestant theologies, limited sovereignties: natural law and conditions of union in the German Empire, the Netherlands and Great Britain
An elusive sovereignty. The course of the Union debate in Scotland 1698-1707
From 'Revolution principles' to Union: Daniel Defoe's intervention in the Scottish debate
Scottish Law, Scottish lawyers and the status of the Union
Union and Empire in the Eighteenth-Century British World
Ireland without Union: Molyneux and his legacy
The legacy of British Union for the North American colonies: provincial elites and the problem of Imperial Union
Empire, state and confederation: the War of American Independence as a crisis in multiple monarchy
Index
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ISBN: 9780521431132
ISBN-10: 0521431131
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 392
Published: 26th May 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.52 x 15.88  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.68

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