06 December 2017
Major new collection on four nation history
Naomi Lloyd-Jones and Maggie Scull have co-edited a major new collection on four nations history, out now with Palgrave Macmillan: Four Nations Approaches to Modern 'British' History: A (Dis)United Kingdom?
Naomi Lloyd-Jones and Maggie Scull have co-edited a major new collection on four nations history, out now with Palgrave Macmillan.
Four Nations Approaches to Modern ‘British’ History: A (Dis)United Kingdom? poses questions about how we should practice British and Irish history and argues that we need to move away from Anglocentric narratives of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It covers the historiography and histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales – and of ‘Britain’ – and encompasses a range of fields, including the political, intellectual, economic, cultural and social.
Four Nations Approaches is the first such collection for the modern period published in 20 years. The questions it prompts as to the divisibility of the United Kingdom are all the more pertinent in the current environment, something the editors explore in their introduction.