Fighting for Identity: Scottish Military Experience C. 1550-1900

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Steve Murdoch, Andrew MacKillop
BRILL, 2002 - History - 303 pages
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This volume examines the impact of military activity upon Scotland's national identity as the country underwent a fundamental transition through domestic centralisation at the turn of the seventeenth century, integration into the United Kingdom in 1707, and as a partner in Britain's global empire during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It is divided into three thematic sections that examine the evolution of Scottish military identity over the early modern period, how the Highland region moved from a relationship of hostility to the Lowland political authorities to the central element in eighteenth and ninteenth century Scottish soldiering, and, finally, how aspects of Scotland's civilian society interrelated with her soldiers.
  

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Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Foreword by Arthur Williamson
xiii
Acknowledgements
xxi
James VI and the formation of a ScottishBritish
3
Alexander Leslies 1640 Campaign
33
Royalist soldiers and Cromwellian allies? The Cranstoun
61
The End of the ScotsDutch Brigade
83
Scottish Military
105
Conflict and Identity
133
Crisis of Identity? Clan Chattans response
163
For King Country and Regiment? Motive and Identity
185
Identity in the Highland Regiments in the Nineteenth
213
Arming and Equipping the Covenanting Armies
261
Glossary of Scots and Scottish Gaelic Terms
287
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Steve Murdoch, Ph.D. (1998) in British-Scandinavian History, University of Aberdeen, lectures in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews. He recently published Britain, Denmark-Norway and the House of Stuart 1603-1660: A Diplomatic and Military Analysis (East Linton, 2000) and edited Scotland and the Thirty Years' War 1618-1648 (Leiden, 2001).Andrew Mackillop, Ph.D. (1996) in Scottish History, University of Glasgow, is a Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen. He recently published 'More Fruitful than the Soil': Army, Empire and the Scottish Highlands, 1715-1815 (East Linton, 2001).

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