Discovering the Scottish revolution, 1692-1746

Neil Davidson

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    Davidson explores the political and economic changes of these years, revealing how social and economic power was transferred from one class to another. He describes how Scotland was transformed from a backward and feudal economy to a new centre of emergent capitalism. He traces the economic and social crisis that led to Scotland's incorporation into the Union in 1707, but argues that the Union did not lead to the transformation of Scottish society. The decisive period was instead the aftermath of the last Jacobite revolt in 1746, whose failure was integral to the survival and consolidation of British, and ultimately global capitalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLondon, UK
    Number of pages400
    Publication statusPublished - May 2003


    • scottish history
    • capitalism
    • scottish politics
    • jacobites
    • independence

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