Military Governors and Imperial Frontiers C. 1600-1800: A Study of Scotland and Empires

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Andrew MacKillop, Steve Murdoch
BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - History - 245 pages
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This volume examines Scotland's experience of and reaction to European expansion between c. 1600-1800. Although Scotland lacked an independent empire in the seventeenth century, it gained unfettered access to the global empire of England after 1707. The volume argues that, beneath this seemingly stark discontinuity, there lay considerable continuity. Using a series of case studies on Scottish governors serving in the empires of Denmark-Norway, Weden, and their eighteenth century Russian and British equivalents, it highlights the previously underestimated chronological and geographic extent of Scotland's engagement in European expansion. It concludes that a blend of informal networks of kinship and local association complemented the official status of Scottish governors and produced a relatively distinctive and effective strategy for participating in imperialism.
  

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Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Acknowledgements
xxiii
Scotsmen on the DanishNorwegian Frontiers
1
John Cunningham Lensmann
29
A Century of Scottish Governorship in the Swedish
53
Lord Broghill
79
Governor of the Ukraine
99
Gabriel Johnston and the Portability of Patronage in
119
James Glen and the Indians
141
Governor Robert Dinwiddie and the Virginia Frontier
161
Robert Melville and the Frontiers of Empire in
181
Sir Archibald Campbell
205
Index
233
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Steve Murdoch, PhD. (1998) in British-Scandinavian History, University of Aberdeen, is a Research Fellow at the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen Andrew Mackillop, Ph.D. (1996) in Scottish History, University of Glasgow, is a lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen

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