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The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800 By Jim Smyth

The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800

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The 18th century witnessed the triumph of unionism on the larger island, and the rise of nationalism and separatism across the Irish sea. This study seeks to explain that crucial divergence, and gives an incisive account of the forging of Britishness - the sense of a new nation.

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The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800 by Jim Smyth

The histories of the "three kingdoms" or "four nations" that eventually became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801 are distinct but not separate. From the Restoration of Charles II to the Act of Union with Ireland, Jim Smyth interweaves the different national stories into an authoritative account of the creation of the modern British state. Including discussion of society and economy alongside analysis of contemporary politics and the religious question, Smyth shows how the experiences of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland were shaped by unity as well as diversity. In an age of anxiety about national identity and the future of the United Kingdom, this is a timely and important book.

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The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800 Reviews


"Smyth does hugely valuable work filling out under understanding of British and Irish religion" English Historical Review "an excellent text to be read alongside Linda Colley's Britons" History

About Jim Smyth


Professor Jim Smyth teaches history at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Table of Contents


1.The Restoration: four nations in search of a king.
2.Three kingdoms, one church? 3.Disaffection and dissent: the heroic age.
4.The Catholic problem.
5.Constitutional relations, national identitites, union.
6.Jacobitism and the British state.
7.Convergence and divergence: identity-formation and politics in the eighteenth century.
8.Catholics, Protestants and Dissenters: religion and politics in the eighteenth century.
9.Uniting the kingdoms: the British-Irish union.
Afterword.
Further reading

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GOR010741422
The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800 by Jim Smyth
Jim Smyth
British Isles
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
2001-09-12
288
0582089980
9780582089983
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