Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Murray G. H. Pittock
    Pages 1-65
  3. Murray G. H. Pittock
    Pages 66-97
  4. Murray G. H. Pittock
    Pages 98-127
  5. Murray G. H. Pittock
    Pages 128-152
  6. Murray G. H. Pittock
    Pages 153-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 178-189

About this book


This book examines the difficulties and challenges which faced attempts to create a British identity. Taking its perspective from the cultural, social and political margins of the British Isles, it demonstrates how fragile the supposed political consensus of the eighteenth century was. To read it is to revaluate our understanding of the culture of England in relation to other societies of these islands.


Britain culture eighteenth century empire England enlightenment identity revolution society

Authors and affiliations

  • Murray G. H. Pittock
    • 1
  1. 1.EdinburghUK

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