Network North: Scottish Kin, Commercial And Covert Associations in Northern Europe 1603-1746

Front Cover
BRILL, 2006 - History - 425 pages
2 Reviews
This volume deals with the development, implementation and maintenance of Scottish networks in Northern Europe from c.1600-1746. The book contains nine chapters divided into three parts of original and innovative archival reseach. After an introduction providing a theoretical overview of the subject, the first section focusses on the associations of kith and kin, place and nation and confessional loyalty tested in the numerous case studies throughout the book. Section two provides an analysis of Scottish networks in an economic context providing both quantitative and qualitative evidence to describe their success and failures in a variety of situations and locations. The final section provides three meticulously researched case studies of subversive networks including an espionage network operating in Poland on behalf of Sweden, the confessional network of the irenicist John Durie and rounded off with a review of the Jacobite network stretching across Russia, Sweden, Prussia and Rome.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Kin Networks
13
Network of Place Region and Nation
49
Confessional Networks
84
Pedlars Merchant and Consular Networks
127
Manufacturing Networks
170
Covert Commercial Networks
207
Espionage and the Subversive Network
251
Subverting Confessionalism The Network of John Durie 16281654
280
Jacobite Networks in the North 17151750
313
Conclusion
349
Documents
355
The Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft
367
Bibliography
375
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 1 - ... not. I find it convenient to talk of a social field of this kind as a network.' The image I have is of a set of points some of which are joined by lines. The points of the image are people, or sometimes groups, and the lines indicate which people interact with each other.

References to this book

About the author (2006)

Steve Murdoch, Ph.D. (1998) lectures in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. His most recent publications include Britain, Denmark-Norway and the House of Stuart: A Diplomatic and Military Analysis (2003), and, as co-editor with Alexia Grosjean, Scottish Communities Abroad in the Early Modern Period (2005).

Bibliographic information