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British identities before nationalism [electronic resource] : ethnicity and nationhood in the Atlantic world, 1600-1800 / Colin Kidd.

By: Kidd, Colin.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (viii, 302 p.).ISBN: 0511001401 (electronic bk.); 9780511001406 (electronic bk.); 0511035519 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780511035517 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0511116969 (electronic bk.); 9780511116964 (electronic bk.); 9780521624039 (hbk.); 0521624037 (hbk.); 9780511495861 (electronic bk.); 0511495862 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Great Britain -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 17th century | Great Britain -- Ethnic relations -- History -- 18th century | National characteristics, British -- History | Group identity -- Great Britain -- History | Constitutional history -- Great Britain | Ethnic groups -- Great Britain -- History | Nationalism -- Great Britain -- History | Ethnicity -- Great Britain -- History | Celts -- Great Britain -- History | Mythology, British | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies | Electronic books | Britanniques -- Histoire | Identit�e collective -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Histoire constitutionnelle -- Grande-Bretagne | Groupes ethniques -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Nationalisme -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Ethnicit�e -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Celtes -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Mythologie britannique | Grande-Bretagne -- Relations interethniques -- Histoire -- 17e si�ecle | Grande-Bretagne -- Relations interethniques -- Histoire -- 18e si�ecle | Celts -- Great Britain -- History | Etnisch bewustzijn | Nationale identiteit | Nationalbewusstsein | Ethnizit�at | Ethnische Identit�at | Gro�britannien | Caract�ere national britannique | Nationalisme -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Identit�e collective -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Ethnicit�e -- Grande-Bretagne -- Histoire | Celtes -- Grande-Bretagne | Mythologie britannique | Grande-Bretagne -- Relations interethniques -- 17e si�ecle | Grande-Bretagne -- Relations interethniques -- 18e si�ecleGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: British identities before nationalism.DDC classification: 305.8/00941/09032 Other classification: 15.70 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Prologue: the Mosaic foundations of early modern European identity -- Ethnic theology and British identities -- Whose ancient constitution? Ethnicity and the English past, 1600-1800 -- Britons, Saxons and the Anglican quest for legitimacy -- The Gaelic dilemma in early modern Scottish political culture -- The weave of Irish identities, 1600-1790 -- Constructing the pre-romantic Celt -- Mapping a Gothic Europe -- The varieties of Gothicism in the British Atlantic world, 1689-1800 -- Conclusion.
Review: "Inspired by debates among political scientists over the strength and depth of the pre-modern roots of nationalism, this study attempts to gauge the status of ethnic identities in an era whose dominant loyalties and modes of political argument were confessional, institutional and juridical." "Colin Kidd's point of departure is the widely shared orthodox belief that the whole world had been peopled by the offspring of Noah. In addition, Kidd probes inconsistencies in national myths of origin and ancient constitutional claims, and considers points of contact which existed in the early modern era between ethnic identities that are now viewed as antithetical, including those of Celts and Saxons. He also argues that Gothicism qualified the notorious Francophobia of eighteenth-century Britons." "A wide-ranging example of the new British history, this study draws upon evidence from England, Scotland, Ireland and America, while remaining alert to European comparisons and influences."--BOOK JACKET.
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1. Introduction -- 2. Prologue: the Mosaic foundations of early modern European identity -- 3. Ethnic theology and British identities -- 4. Whose ancient constitution? Ethnicity and the English past, 1600-1800 -- 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, 1600-1790 -- 8. Constructing the pre-romantic Celt -- 9. Mapping a Gothic Europe -- 10. The varieties of Gothicism in the British Atlantic world, 1689-1800 -- 11. Conclusion.

"Inspired by debates among political scientists over the strength and depth of the pre-modern roots of nationalism, this study attempts to gauge the status of ethnic identities in an era whose dominant loyalties and modes of political argument were confessional, institutional and juridical." "Colin Kidd's point of departure is the widely shared orthodox belief that the whole world had been peopled by the offspring of Noah. In addition, Kidd probes inconsistencies in national myths of origin and ancient constitutional claims, and considers points of contact which existed in the early modern era between ethnic identities that are now viewed as antithetical, including those of Celts and Saxons. He also argues that Gothicism qualified the notorious Francophobia of eighteenth-century Britons." "A wide-ranging example of the new British history, this study draws upon evidence from England, Scotland, Ireland and America, while remaining alert to European comparisons and influences."--BOOK JACKET.

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