British Identities before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800 by Colin Kidd | 9780521624039 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
British Identities before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800

British Identities before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World, 1600-1800

by Colin Kidd
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521624037

ISBN-13: 9780521624039

Pub. Date: 06/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines the status and uses of ethnicity in political debate during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the era that immediately preceded the onset of modern racialist and nationalist thinking. Ranging widely across the political cultures of England, Scotland, Ireland and revolutionary America, it also considers European influences and comparisons as

Overview

This book examines the status and uses of ethnicity in political debate during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the era that immediately preceded the onset of modern racialist and nationalist thinking. Ranging widely across the political cultures of England, Scotland, Ireland and revolutionary America, it also considers European influences and comparisons as well as engaging historically with current debates over nationalism and identity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521624039
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; Part I. Theological Contexts: 2. Prologue: the mosaic foundations of early modern British identity; 3. Ethnic theology and British identities; Part II. The Three Kingdoms: 4. Whose ancient constitution? Ethnicity and the English past, 1600–c. 1790; 5. Britons, Saxons and the Anglican quest for legitimacy; 6. The Gaelic dilemma in early modern Scottish political culture; 7. The weave of Irish identities, 1600–c. 1790; Part III. Points of Contact: 8. Constructing the pre-romantic Celt; 9. Mapping a Gothic Europe; 10. The varieties of Gothicism in the British Atlantic world, 1689–c. 1790; 11. Conclusion; Index.

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