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About this book

Introduction

This is an interpretative study of the idea of Britain, examining the transformation of a sectarian concept into an imperial ideology forged during a period of sustained warfare in Europe and ever-expanding areas beyond Europe during the second half of the Eighteenth century. It seeks to examine constitutional history from a non-Anglocentric perspective and to relocate it to historiographical developments in Social History and the History of Ideas. Based on more than 25 years of research, it seeks to examine critically a concept which increasingly has come under public debate during the past decade.

Keywords

Britain eighteenth century empire England Europe history kingdom monarchy nation revolution Scotland social history warfare

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander Murdoch
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

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