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Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Esther Breitenbach


This book examines how participation in the British Empire shaped constructions of Scottish national identity. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of 19th-century and early 20th-century Scottish society through its original use of a wide range of primary sources, and covers new ground in its assessment of the impact of empire at home. The author shows how, in the course of the 19th century, Scots acquired knowledge of empire and voiced opinions on imperial administration and on imperialism itself through philanthropic and religious, learned and scientific, and imperial prop ... More

Keywords: British Empire, national identity, Presbyterian churches, imperialism, foreign mission movement, national pride, Britishness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748636204
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Esther Breitenbach, author