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State and Society in Early Modern Scotland - Julian Goodare

State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

Hardcover Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780198207627
Number Of Pages: 384

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This is the first full scholarly study of state formation and the exercise of state power in Scotland. It sets the Scottish state in a British and European context, revealing that Scotland -- like larger and better-known states -- developed a more integrated governmental system in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This study provides an invaluable new contribution to the history of Scotland. Julian Goodare shows how the magnates ceased to exercise autonomous local power, and instead managed the new administrative structure through client networks. The state no longer drew its main revenues from land, but developed new taxes; its fighting forces were modernized and detached from landed power. With the Reformation, powerful church institutions were created, and were gradually integrated into the state. The states territorial integrity increased, giving it a closer and more troubled relationship with the Highlands. Scotland remained a sovereign state even after the union of crowns in 1603, but it was finally absorbed by England in 1707, and Dr Goodare examines the long-term context of this development.

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`this is a serious book that does address profound questions about the nature of government in early modern Scotland.' Scottish Historical Review, vol.LXXX,no.209 `A stimulating book.' C.L. Hamilton, Choice, June 00.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Conventions and Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Sovereigntyp. 11
The Roots of Authorityp. 38
The Absolutist Statep. 66
Financep. 102
Warfarep. 133
Religionp. 172
Territoryp. 214
The Borders and Highlandsp. 254
State Powerp. 286
Perspectives on State Formationp. 312
Select Bibliographyp. 343
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780198207627
ISBN-10: 019820762X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64