This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from Britain and North America makes a major contribution to the remapping of early modern British political thought. Focusing on the union of the Anglo-Scottish crowns in 1603, it examines the background to and consequences of the creation of a British monarchy from a distinctively Scottish viewpoint, and sheds new light on the collapse of multiple kingship in the mid-seventeenth century and the Scots' participation in the invention of Britain.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: imagining Scotland: Scottish political thought and the problem of Britain 1560-1650 Roger A. Mason; Part I. Perspectives on Union: 1. The union of 1603 Jenny Wormald; 2. Scotland, the union and the idea of a 'General crisis' Maurice Lee, Jr.; 3. The vanishing emperor: British kingship and its decline Keith M. Brown; Part II. George Buchanan: 4. George Buchanan, James VI and neo-Classicism Rebecca W. Bushnell; 5. George Buchanan, James VI and the Presbyterians Roger A. Mason; 6. George Buchanan and the anti-monarchomachs J. H. Burns; Part III. Empire and Identity: 7. The Scottish Reformation and the Origins of Anglo-British imperialism Roger A. Mason; 8. Number and National consciousness: the Edinburgh mathematicians and Scottish political culture at the union of the crowns Arthur H. Williamson; 9. Law, sovereignty and the union Brian P. Levack; Part IV. The Convenanters: 10. The political ideas of a covenanting leader: Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll Edward J. Cowan; 11. Lex rex iusto posita: Samuel Rutherford on the origins of government John D. Ford; Postscript: two kingdoms and three histories? Political thought in British contexts J. G. A. Pocock; Index.