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作者 Glass, Bryan, author
書名 The Scottish nation at empire's end / Bryan Glass
出版項 [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 1137427302 (electronic bk.)
9781137427304 (electronic bk.)
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附註 Introduction -- 1. Scottish Business and Empire -- 2. The Church and the Empire -- 3. Debating the Empire in Public -- 4. Covering the Empire in Print -- 5. Teaching the Empire -- 6. Witnesses to Decolonization -- Epilogue
The rise and fall of the British Empire profoundly shaped the history of modern Scotland and the identity of its people. From the Act of Union in 1707 to the dramatic fall of the British Empire following the Second World War, Scotland's involvement in commerce, missionary activity, cultural dissemination, emigration, and political action could not be dissociated from British overseas endeavors. In fact, Scottish national pride and identity were closely associated with the benefits bestowed on this small nation through its access to the British Empire. By examining the opinions of Scots towards the empire from numerous professional and personal backgrounds, Scotland emerges as a nation inextricably linked to the British Empire. Whether Scots categorized themselves as proponents, opponents, or victims of empire, one conclusion is clear: they maintained an abiding interest in the empire even as it rapidly disintegrated during the twenty-year period following the Second World War. In turn, the end of the British Empire coincided with the rise of Scottish nationalism and calls for Scotland to extricate itself from the Union. Decolonization had a major impact on Scottish political consciousness in the years that followed 1965, and the implications for the sustainability of the British state are still unfolding today
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主題 Scotish Union (1707) fast (OCoLC)fst01354684
1707 - 2099 fast
Decolonization -- Scotland
Autonomy and independence movements. fast (OCoLC)fst01736040
Decolonization. fast (OCoLC)fst00889115
Political science. fast (OCoLC)fst01069781
Scotland -- History -- Autonomy and independence movements
Scotland -- History -- Union, 1707
Scotland -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Scotland -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Scotland. fast (OCoLC)fst01206715
Electronic books. local
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Palgrave Connect (Online service)
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