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Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 By Neil Davidson

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 by Neil Davidson

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Summary

A reassessment of Scottish politics and society in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 Summary

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 by Neil Davidson

*Winner of the the Deutscher Memorial Prize 2003*

This book is a reassessment of Scottish politics and society in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century. Neil Davidson argues that Scotland experienced a revolution during this period that has rarely been recognised in the existing historiography.

Davidson explores the political and economic changes of these years, revealing how social and economic power was transferred from one class to another. He describes how Scotland was transformed from a backward and feudal economy to a new centre of emergent capitalism.

He traces the economic and social crisis that led to Scotland's incorporation into the Union in 1707, but argues that the Union did not lead to the transformation of Scottish society. The decisive period was instead the aftermath of the last Jacobite revolt in 1746, whose failure was integral to the survival and consolidation of British, and ultimately global capitalism.

Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 Reviews

'A provocative new book - restores the tradition of narrative to the art of history writing'

-- The Scotsman

About Neil Davidson

Neil Davidson lectured in Sociology with the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. He wrote several books on Scottish nationalism, including Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 (Pluto Press, 2003) and The Origins of Scottish Nationhood (Pluto Press, 2000).

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Scotland After 1688
2. Three Dimensions of Socio-Economic Crisis: the 1690s
3. From Hanoverian Succession to Incorporating Union, 1700-1707
4. Scotland and the British State: From Crisis to Consolidation, 1708-1716
5. Agricultural Improvement and Social Transformation, 1716-1744
6. The End of the British Revolution, 1745-1746
Conclusion
Appendix: Marx and Engels on Scotland
Bibliographical Essay
Notes and References

Additional information

GOR001966584
9780745320533
0745320538
Discovering the Scottish Revolution 1692-1746 by Neil Davidson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pluto Press
2003-05-20
400
Winner of Deutscher Memorial Prize 2003 (UK)
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