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Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, C. 1790 to C. 1914 (Hardback)
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Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, C. 1790 to C. 1914 (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 15/05/2009
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This book examines how participation in the British Empire shaped constructions of Scottish national identity. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of 19th-century and early 20th-century Scottish society through its original use of a wide range of primary sources, and covers new ground in its assessment of the impact of empire at home. Esther Breitenbach shows how, in the course of the 19th century, Scots acquired a knowledge of empire and voiced opinions on imperial administration and on imperialism itself through philanthropic and religious, learned and scientific, and imperial propagandist activities. She explores the role that the foreign mission movement of the leading Presbyterian churches played in creating a vision of empire. And, focusing on Edinburgh as a case study, she discusses the social basis of support for the movement, including the increasingly prominent role played by women. Through analysing writings by and about missionaries in the missionary and secular press, Empire and Scottish Society asks how the foreign mission movement came to be a source of national pride, and provides new insights into the shaping of Scottish national identity and its relationship to the concept of Britishness.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748636204
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 485 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm

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