Forsyth, David S (2016) Introduction: a global force: war, identities and Scotland’s diaspora. In: A Global Force: War, Identities and Scotland’s Diaspora. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, Scotland. ISBN 9781474402736Full text not available from this repository.
A comparative study of Scotland’s global military diaspora, focusing on the impact of the Great War.
Between the 1820s and 1914 over two million people emigrated from Scotland, settling primarily in North America, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. One of the most distinctive ways in which the influence of the Scottish diaspora overseas expressed itself was the formation of military units which identified with Scotland.
This volume provides a comparative overview of the nineteenth century emergence of military Scottishness and explores how the construction and performance of Scottish military identity has evolved in different Commonwealth countries over the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In particular, it looks at the ways in which Scottish volunteer regiments variously sought to draw upon, align themselves with or, at certain key moments, redefine the assertions of martial identity which Highland regiments represented.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
|Theme:||Material culture: creation and use|
|Department:||Scottish History and Archaeology (from 2012)|
|Depositing User:||Ross Anderson|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jul 2016 09:08|
|Last Modified:||20 Jul 2016 09:08|
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