The Scottish Experience in Asia, c.1700 to the Present: by T. M. Devine, Angela McCarthy

By T. M. Devine, Angela McCarthy

This pioneering quantity specializes in the size, territorial trajectories, effect, monetary relationships, identification and nature of the Scottish-Asia connection from the past due 17th century to the current. it really is specifically involved in settling on even if there has been a particular Scottish adventure and if this is the case, what impression it had at the East. Did Scots deliver varied talents to Asia and the way some distance did their backgrounds organize them in several methods? have been their networks exact in comparison to different ethnicities? What was once the pull of Asia for them? Did they honestly punch above their weight as a few contemporaries proposal, or used to be that simply exaggerated rhetoric? If there has been a particular ‘Scottish influence’ how is that to be defined?

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18 In large part, the success of many Scots in the EIC and then in other parts of the East reflected the nature of the supply of human and intellectual capital in the homeland. Before the nineteenth century the country may not have been as rich as England, Holland or France but it was not backward. Indeed, even before the Union of 1707 Scotland had developed deep resources of human capital which help to explain both the origins of the Scottish Enlightenment at a later date and rapid modernisation from the middle decades of the eighteenth century.

1815’, in David Forsyth and Wendy Ugolini (eds), A Global Force: War, Identities and Scotland’s Diaspora (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), 13–31. 8. MacGilvary, ‘Return of the Scottish Nabobs’, 91. 9. Figures calculated from tables printed in Census of the British Empire, 1901: Report with Summary (London: HMSO, 1906), 119, 106, and 134. org/stream/ cu31924030396067#page/n3/mode/2up (accessed 5 October 2016). 10. A. 1600–1800: A Study of Scotland and Empires (Leiden: Brill, 2003), xxxix.

1750–1914, much like the patterns already researched for Canada, the Caribbean and the Antipodes. 1870.

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