BRITONS: Forging the Nation 1707-1837

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Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837 is a history written in 1992 by Linda Colley. Britons charts the emergence of British identity from the Act of Union in 1707 with Scotland and England to the beginning of the Victorian era in 1837. British identity, she argues, was created from four features that both united the Britons and set the nation apart from others:

  1. Britain is a Protestant state defined against a largely Catholic Europe;
  2. it is an island nation with a strong navy rather than a massive army;
  3. it is a metropole;
  4. it is a direct rival to France.
  5. Colley’s analysis of the source of British identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries led her to wonder whether British identity will survive in the future, now that so much of what made the Britons British – religion, Empire, disaffiliation from the Continent – has been lost.

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BRITONS: Forging the Nation 1707-1837
by COLLEY LINDA
Condition: Very Fine/Fine
Dj slightly bumped along all edges: black & whte foto’s and illus thru’out book: 429pp incl index
Bookseller: BOOKLOVERS PARADISE ZA (ZA)
Bookseller Inventory #: 11979
Title: BRITONS
Author: COLLEY LINDA
Format/binding: Hard Cover Blue Boards
Book condition: Used – Very Fine
Jacket condition: Fine
Quantity available: 1
Edition: First Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN 10: 0300057377
ISBN 13: 9780300057379
Publisher: Yale University Press
Place: New Haven
Date published: 1992
Keywords: Britain, Suffrage, Spanish Succession, John Bull
Bookseller catalogs: History;
Size: 241x35p93mm