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The Two Unions – Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707–2007 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The Two Unions: Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707–2007

Alvin Jackson


Much has been written about the decline of the United Kingdom. This book looks instead at the lengthy survival of the Union, examining the institutions, structures, and individuals that have contributed to its longevity. In order to understand its survival, this book sustains a comparison between the Irish and Scots Unions, their respective origins and subsequent development. It provides a detailed examination of the two interlinked Unionist movements in Scotland and Ireland. This book illuminates not only the history and varied health of the United Kingdom over the past 300 years, but also it ... More

Keywords: United Kingdom, Union, Irish Union, Scottish Union, Unionist movement, survival

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199593996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alvin Jackson, author
Sir Richard Lodge Professor of History, University of Edinburgh

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