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Scotland and the British Empire - Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series (Paperback)
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Scotland and the British Empire - Oxford History of the British Empire Companion Series (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 13/10/2016
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The extraordinary influence of Scots in the British Empire has long been recognized. As administrators, settlers, temporary residents, professionals, plantation owners, and as military personnel, they were strikingly prominent in North America, the Caribbean, Australasia, South Africa, India, and colonies in South-East Asia and Africa. Throughout these regions they brought to bear distinctive Scottish experience as well as particular educational, economic, cultural, and religious influences. Moreover, the relationship between Scots and the British Empire had a profound effect upon many aspects of Scottish society. This volume of essays, written by notable scholars in the field, examines the key roles of Scots in central aspects of the Atlantic and imperial economies from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, in East India Company rule in India, migration and the preservation of ethnic identities, the environment, the army, missionary and other religious activities, the dispersal of intellectual endeavours, and in the production of a distinctive literature rooted in colonial experience. Making use of recent, innovative research, the chapters demonstrate that an understanding of the profoundly interactive relationship between Scotland and the British Empire is vital both for the understanding of the histories of that country and of many territories of the British Empire. All scholars and general readers interested in the dispersal of intellectual ideas, key professions, Protestantism, environmental practices, and colonial literature, as well as more traditional approaches to politics, economics, and military recruitment, will find it an essential addition to the historical literature.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198794622
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 232 x 157 x 19 mm


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... excellent volume ... provide[s] a fresh perspective both on Scottish and on imperial history. They seem to have been more tightly interwoven than used to be thought. Both Scots and English should take note. * Bernard Porter, History Today *
This excellent collection considers the significance of Scotland for the empire and the empire for Scotland and challenges scholars of both Scotland and imperialism to consider that country's experience within wider debates in imperial studies * Kathleen Haldane Grenier, Journal of British Studies *
The authors and editors make a real effort to eschew triumphalism; they are alive to the dangers of parochialism and, at a time when scholars are embracing the postcolonial trend towards transnationalism, of adopting a potentially inapposite national framework * Valerie Wallace, Victorian Studies *
This volume is sure to be an essential text for many undergraduates, researchers and the much courted "informed amateur" ... a testament to the health of imperial studies of Scotland and Scottish studies of empire * C.M.M. Macdonald, Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature *

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