A Union for Empire: Political Thought and the British Union by John Robertson

By John Robertson

This quantity of scholarly essays explores the information of union and empire present on the time of the Union among Scotland and England in 1707. It demonstrates for the 1st time the broader value of the Union in Europe and through the English-speaking international. it's a significant contribution to the turning out to be curiosity in "British" historical past, yet also needs to be of substantial curiosity to all scholars of political and monetary unions, an issue of accelerating significance and seen relevance in modern Britain, Europe and North the USA.

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