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University of Aberdeen Department of History

Works: 86 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 509 library holdings
Genres: Academic theses  History  Church history  Biographies  Proclamations  Sources  Genealogy 
Classifications: BX3545.P6, 271.20438
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Cultures of proclamation : the decline and fall of the Anglophone news process, 1460-1642 by Daniel MacCannell( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of empire in the Scottish Highlands, c.1876-1902 by Ben Thomas( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the former case, Highland contemporaries rarely celebrated the Scottish dimensions of empire, and instead placed to the fore both their local and regional contributions. In the latter case, many individuals rejected the very notion that a Greater Britain existed across the seas, and both class and language emerge clearly as factors separating the region's lower classes from full engagement with this wider idea. Throughout this study it will be shown that local factors were vital to shaping popular engagement with empire, and that often these factors precluded the spread of cultures of empire, or shaped perceptions of empire in highly negative ways
French émigrés from the revolution of 1848 and British radicalism by Françoise Kunka( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of influential figures with whom they associated such as Mazzini and Marx are also considered, during a distinct period that was witnessing the decline of Chartism and ushering in a new spirit of commercial liberalism as reflected in the Great Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862
Family and "faction" : the Comyns and Scottish politics, c.1200-1249 by Alexander F Crawford( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis is an examination of the Comyn family between 1200 and 1249. I suggest that current historiography has misleadingly set the family within a framework of factional conflict during this period, and that this has had broad implications on an understanding of political society as a whole. I further contend that the main rationale by which individuals have been linked to the 'Comyn party' has been based in great part on the eventual groups which formed after 1249 rather than upon any definitive evidence to commend these links from the preceding decades. The Comyn family maintained numerous links with their contemporaries through extensive interactions both on a personal level and at the royal court. Yet there is no evidence to suggest that these interactions are illustrative of an exclusive relationship between these parties, nor that these connections are indicative of factional affiliations. Evidence in the form of the data collected from extant documentary materials indicates that there was significant overlap between seemingly exclusive social circles and purported factional groups. Individuals who have been cited as 'affiliates' of a single factional 'party', can be shown to have maintained relationships with their peers throughout society regardless of their presumptive ties. In short, the contemporary evidence examined illuminates a complex of political interchange throughout the first half of the thirteenth century
"Quis costodiet ipsos custodes?" : the problems of policing in anglophone Africa during the transfer of power by Hamish Morrison( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commerce and constitutionalism : the English East India Company and political culture in Scotland and Ireland, 1681-1813 by Anne Crerar( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accepted ideas regarding the role of the British Empire in the construction of North British and Anglo-Irish identity have been challenged. The hypothesis that provinciality was a product of the Atlantic Empire is also contested. This dissertation questions certain aspects of the 'gentlemanly capitalism' thesis. The notion that East India patronage inhibited Scottish debate should also be reassessed. Furthermore the thesis contends that the importance of the Eastern Empire to contemporaries has been underestimated in both Scottish and Irish historiography
"Just jingoism or impetuous imperialism" : the British occupation of Egypt, the great powers and the conventions of 1885-1888 by Andrew Elrick( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A posthumous publication : Francis Hutcheson's System of moral philosophy (1755) by Sheena L Hogan( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A Posthumous Publication: Francis Hutcheson's System of Moral Philosophy (1755)' is an analytic contextual consideration of why the book A System of Moral Philosophy by Hutcheson was published in 1755, nine years after the author's death. As well as focusing in chapter one on the book itself, the thesis examines the individuals surrounding it and the academic history contemporary to its publication. The suggestion is that the reasons for this late publication of a book, which even the author thought unfinished, lay not so much in the memorialising of Hutcheson's esteemed pedagogy but in the need to reiterate the ideas underpinning his teaching to counter the difficulties raised by the academic ambitions of David Hume, as perceived by the professor of Divinity at Glasgow University, William Leechman. Therefore in light of the book's putative purpose, in chapters two, three and four key ideas in Hutcheson's pedagogy, ontology and perfectibility are examined: This order reflects his methods, system and philosophy and their connections. Entwined with these ideas are the internecine familial, academic and political environments of the early eighteenth century in Scotland and Ireland: But is in the context of academe that the framework for the historicisation of Hutcheson, Leechman and Hume is located. The final chapter argues that Leechman's publication of Hutcheson's only remaining unpublished work, System, was a judicious project which appears to have been successful in preventing Hume from making a fourth attempt to attain a chair in a Scottish University
The Scottish Enlightenment and the politics of abolition by Glen Ian Doris( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second, in examining why, when their writings against slavery have been so lauded, they made so little a direct contribution to the Abolitionist movement, this thesis explores the Scottish Enlightenment theory of spontaneous order in the generation of social institutions. Drawing upon the warnings of some of these Scottish literati, this thesis will argue that their belief in spontaneous order encouraged them to view any attempt at altering social structures (such as the Slave Trade) through legislation as dangerous innovations that should be opposed by enlightened thinkers and politicians. This thesis next examines the parliamentary debates surrounding the 1792 Abolition bill, highlighting the similarities between the Scottish Enlightenment polemic against radical change and the arguments of those opposing Wilberforce's Slave Trade bill. MPs embraced Dundas' gradual Abolition idea despite petitions in support of the original bill signed by their constituents, the views of whom were considered secondary to their own judgement on such matters
Running the rivers : the North West Company and the creation of a global enterprise, 1778-1821 by Aisling MacQuarrie( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The North West Company, a Montreal based fur trading corporation, dominated by Scots, developed a commercial operation that between 1779 and 1821 extended to the Atlantic and Pacific axes of the British Empire. The enterprise emerged at a critical juncture in the development of Empire. It was a period of colossal growth and partial dismemberment as well as one of redefinition. Adapting Atlantic and trans-oceanic perspectives this dissertation examines the socio-entrepreneurial networks forged by the North West Company as it sought to expand its commercial reach to encompass Montreal, Quebec, London, New York, Calcutta, Bombay and Canton in a hitherto unexplored form of global economy. To date Imperial and fur trade studies have viewed the fur trade within the confines of a British North Atlantic triangle. This historiographical tendency towards a geographically limited concept of the trade has been exacerbated by the perceived political and economic dislocations brought about by the loss of the American colonies in 1783. The dissertation revises historical orthodoxies to reveal the scale and scope of the fur trade as a pan-imperial activity. Exploring the Company's multi-layered networks highlights not only how the merchants integrated their operation into the Anglo-American Atlantic and beyond but also demonstrates how the Empire actually operated, bringing together its maritime and continental spheres. Identifying the origin, character and evolution of their business practices and linkages modifies conceptions of an increasingly centralised imperial economy of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Merchants negotiated between competing and at times overlapping tensions on a local, provincial, imperial and global level as they traversed a plurality of political, cultural and legal frameworks
Lord John Murray, 1st Duke of Atholl 1660-1724 by Cheryl L Garrett( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis comprises a biographical sketch of the 1st Duke of Atholl, Lord John Murray, the Scottish magnate and nobleman, 1660 - 1724. A background of his family tree is provided with instances of how his Murray ancestors raised their family into the peerage. Lord Murray would become the 1st Duke of Atholl less than one hundred years later. Discussion then turns to the religious situation during Lord Murray's life. He was raised Episcopalian but converted to Presbyterianism in order to wed Lady Katherine Hamilton, the eldest daughter of the 3rd Duke of Hamilton and his wife, Anne, Duchess of Hamilton in 1683. This marriage had a profound impact on the Murray family and his role in the ensuing years of civil battles and continental wars. Estate matters are set in place against the historical background of the era. Lord Murray's acquisition and control of the Atholl Estate from his father in 1689, is examined. His handling of the contentious Glenlyon Estate is prominently reviewed. The oversight of the Athollmen, the large, mainly Highland army loyal to the Atholl banner, who fought for the Crown in the Covenanting Wars of Scotland, and Lord Murray's youthful experiences during his father's leadership and later, his own, are explored. Murray's political fortunes from his early career through to his statesmanship in Westminster are examined. His leadership of the Commission of Inquiry into the Glencoe Massacre and his rise to Secretary of State for Scotland in 1696, resignation and fall, and his resurgence under Queen Anne, as the most vocal magnate opposing the Incorporating Union of 1707, the loss of his wife and heir, the repercussions of the early eighteenth-century Jacobite rebellions, his response to his sons' involvement in the uprisings and his final years finish the work
'Sche is but a womman' : the queen and princess in Scotland, 1424-63 by Fiona Downie( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The migration of Scots to Québec : Montreal's Scottish public community and the formation of identities, from the 18th to the 21st century by Catherine Bourbeau( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "civilizing" of the far north of Scotland, 1560-1640 by Thomas Brochard( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis explores the' civilizing' of the far north of Scotland - defined as the shires of Ross, Sutherland, and Caithness as well as the Outer Hebrides - between 1560 and 1640. 'Civilizing' was part of the broader concept of State formation and integration. The thesis begins with an examination of the context for the relationships between these outlying territories and communities and the institutional authorities in Edinburgh and London, which identifies the multipolarity of power in its location and sources and disentangles the dynamics of clan interaction. It unravels a 'civilizing' model which mixes top-down institutional pressures and discipline and bottom-up self-regulating forces by means of agency and intra- peripheral means and factors. The study then elaborates a typology of clan violence and qualifies the high level of violence traditionally ascribed to Gaeldom. The fourth section delineates legislative and executive measures to remove, control, or channel the excesses of clan violence and underlines the cooperation between the centre and the periphery. The next section analyses the relationships of the far-northern society with the Church. Through social discipline, the Church's 'civilizing' efforts complemented those of the State. A more complex and hybrid faith developed in the locality with an element of individual liberty and the hierarchization of priorities. The [mal chapter disentangles the cultural web of the far- northern image and identity of the so-called barbarians. Central institutions activated this template to justify their actions. The far northerners did so, mutatis mutandis, to adjust their business with the central authorities and to suit their local needs. Besides, cultural fragmentation shatters the view of the area as a monobloc. An active participation of the clan elite in cultural production and consumption uncovers their integration into the wider Scottish and British society and an engagement of a number of far northerners with 'civility'
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire & Jacobitism in the North-East of Scotland, 1688-1750 by Kieran German( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Jacobite period, the north-east was a geographically and culturally distinct region of Lowland Scotland. It had a well-functioning economy, two universities and a strong Episcopalian heritage. It had the means to raise men and money for the Jacobite cause and was significantly involved in the risings of 1715 and 1745. It was a major Jacobite centre. In a historiographic context traditionally concerned with Highland militarism and the politics of the Stuart courts of St. Germain and Rome, an analysis of Lowland Jacobitism provides an excellent case-study of the development of Jacobitism in Scotland from 1688-1750. This thesis focuses on locally-produced research material, chiefly: burgh council records; records produced by provisional Jacobite administrations; church records; and correspondence of churchmen, laymen, merchants and elites. This has been augmented by research of state- papers and government correspondence, contemporary pamphlets and literature. Jacobitism had multiple, sometimes conflicting, stimuli. The Jacobite individual was often dichotomous, where the demands of Jacobite principle and intent had to run in tandem with prospering within an established community in post-Revolution Britain. The Jacobite experience was by no means straight-forward. The dynamic between Jacobitism, Scots Episcopalianism and regional life (including politics, mercantilism, education and culture) is a central concern of this thesis. This thesis describes and analyses the development of Jacobitism and Scots Episcopacy in the north-east of Scotland, with particular emphasis on the towns of Aberdeen. It assesses the contribution the region made to intellectual, cultural and martial Jacobitism. It re-evaluates the scale and role of Jacobitism in the north-east and, in turn, the development of the Jacobite cause over the course of six decades
Powerful mediatrix, Popish planet or la reine malheureuse? : a re-evaluation of Henrietta Maria by Jessica Bilhartz Betik( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The queen-consort of Charles I, Henrietta Maria, has been viewed through a multitude of lenses by academic historians, but often only as either a Catholic interloper in a staunchly Reformed nation or as a trivial dilettante squandering national resources on blasphemous artwork and frolics. Taking her background - her childhood, education, and, perhaps most importantly, her unique religious situation - into consideration, combined with an examination of a multitude of primary sources, Henrietta Maria is now analysed practically. Her actions and motivations are separated from those of others who have been conflated with the queen and the nature of her place in the history of England, Scotland, and Ireland, and its distinctive religious situation(s) are all re-evaluated. Henrietta Maria was not a Counter- Reformation menace, nor was she the frivolous antecedent to France's Marie Antoinette. Between two extreme interpretations, the truth is usually considered to lie somewhere in between, but in the case of this particular queen, careful assessment shows that Henrietta Maria was not a static archetype of any sort; rather she was a complicated and real person whose beliefs, desires and actions changed over time and this study begins to reveal the possibilities for re-evaluating the people and events of the quagmire of religious, political and social affairs of 17th Century Europe
The state and the making of the white settler agriculture in Natal c.1820-c.1990 by Matthew Gibson Lynas( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributions to the historiography of Natal's agricultural development were limited and generally descriptive pre-1980s and fragmented thereafter. This thesis aims to address this by providing a more comprehensive understanding of agrarian land use which recognises not only monocultural dominance in the search for revenue by the colonial state but addresses the struggle of isolated white mixed farming communities in developing a viable agrarian economy. The postannexation years from 1843 was a period of transition marked by financial stringencies which limited the options for the governance of Natal. In particular this determined the nature of state relationships with landowners and Africans within the colony and set the precedents which impacted on agrarian land use during the second half of the nineteenth century. Chapter 1 provides a review of historical literature which considers the contributions of the main 'schools of historical thought' which interact in offering theoretical explanation on the aims of the state and settlers and the tensions with the rights of the indigenous people of Natal in relation to land. Natal, in comparison to the Cape was an isolated colony, deemed to have limited agrarian prospects and faced with political and economic challenges which dictated agrarian priorities. Chapter 2 considers the contextual precedents which impacted on settlement. The attraction of emigrants and agricultural settlement from mid-nineteenth century is recounted in Chapter 3 and the determination of such communities in overcoming subsistence conditions, coalescing into distinctive cultural identities, is developed in chapter 4 which highlights the dominance and influence of a landowning society on the direction of the colony in economic, political and social terms
Critics of empire in Scotland c1950-1963 by Alex Hendrikson( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By reconstructing critiques of empire in Scotland, the thesis sheds further light on Scotland's complex relationship with the British Empire, demonstrating how Scotland's transnational connections and civil society generated a distinctive response to the end of empire
Idiots, imbeciles, and the asylum in the early twentieth century : Bevan Lewis and the boys of Stanley Hall by Jean Denise Hoole( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friars on the frontier : Catholic renewal and the Dominican Order in southeastern Poland, 1594-1648 by Piotr Stolarski( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thesis analyses the role of the Dominican Order in the Catholicisation of southeastern Poland between 1594 and 1648. Until now, historians of Catholic renewal and the CounterReformation in Poland have focused predominantly on the impact of the Jesuits in isolation, paying little attention to the role of continuity across the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. This study of the Dominicans exemplifies the role of continuity within Catholicism in the post-Tridentine period, and serves as an analytical corrective to the hitherto dominant Jesuit-centred paradigm of the Counter-Reformation
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