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The Union of 1707

New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Edited by S J Brown, Christopher A Whatley

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This collection brings together a series of papers that in May 2007 were presented at a Royal Society of Edinburgh conference organised to mark the 300th anniversary of the Union of 1707. One of the guiding objectives of the RSE event was to showcase the work of younger historians, and to present new work that would provide fresh insights on this defining moment in Scotland's (and the United Kingdom's) history.

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Contents

1. The Issues Facing Scotland in 1707, Christopher A Whatley
2. The Union of 1707 and the War of the Spanish Succession, Christopher Storrs
3. Intellectual capital in Pre-1707 Scotland, Richard Saville
4. Conceptions of Nationhood in the Anglo-Scottish Union Debates, Clare Jackson
5. Publicity, Parties and Patronage: Parliamentary Management and the Anglo-Scottish Union, Karin Bowie
6. The Kirk, Parliament and the Union, 1706-7, Derek J Patrick
7. A Union for Empire? Scotland, The East India Company and the British Union, Andrew Mackillop.

About the Author

Stewart J. Brown is Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of Edinburgh.

Christopher Whatley is Professor of Scottish History at the University of Dundee where until recently he was also a Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.