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

  1. 1.EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inventing and Resisting Britain
  • Book Subtitle Cultural Identities in Britain and Ireland, 1685–1789
  • Authors M. Pittock
  • Series Title British Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-65060-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-65061-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-25619-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 200
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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