These Fissured Isles: Ireland, Scotland and the Making of Modern Britain 1798-1848


This collection of essays, given at or stemming from the Aberdeen Historical Conference '98 and After: united rebels, union and disunities, c. 1798-1848' (1999), examines the period when, it has been argued, 'British' identity began to be popularly assumed and to become a matter of national pride as the second British empire emerged. The themes developed at the conference concerned a variety of fissures in British society at that time and which are today still highly relevant to the future of Britain and Ireland in the age of New Labour, the Peace Process and the New Europe.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Terry Brotherstone
  • Anna Clark
  • Kevin Whelan
  • Theodore Koditschek
  • Kevin O'Neill
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2005


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