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British History 1660–1832

National Identity and Local Culture

  • The book synthesizes a huge body of specialised work in the field making it more accessible to an undergraduate readership
    The book revives the perspective of region and locality in relation to the concept of Britain in history, based on sectarianism, centralisation and empire

Part of the British Studies Series book series (BRSS)

About this book


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.


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of EdinburghUK

About the authors

ALEXANDER MURDOCH is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title British History 1660–1832
  • Book Subtitle National Identity and Local Culture
  • Authors Alexander Murdoch
  • Series Title British Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-60031-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-60032-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27235-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 224
  • 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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