British and Irish diasporas

Societies, cultures and ideologies

Edited by Donald MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann and J. C. D. Clark

British and Irish diasporas


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  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2785-3
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £90.00
  • Published Date: December 2018
  • BIC Category: History, Modern History, Sociology, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Migration, immigration & emigration, Ireland, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General, Historical Geography, Humanities / Social & cultural history, Humanities / British & Irish history, Humanities / History


People from the British and Irish Isles have, for centuries, migrated to all corners of the globe.Wherever they went, the English, Irish, Scots, Welsh, and and even sub-national, supra-regional groups like the Cornish, co-mingled, blended and blurred. Yet while they gradually integrated into new lives in far-flung places, British and Irish Isle emigrants often maintained elements of their distinctive national cultures, which is an important foundation of diasporas. Within this wider context, this volume seeks to explore the nature and characteristics of the British and Irish diasporas, stressing their varying origins and evolution, the developing attachments to them, and the differences in each nation's recognition of their own diaspora. The volume thus offers the first integrated study of the formation of diasporas from the islands of Ireland and Britain, with a particular view to scrutinizing the similarities, differences, tensions and possibilities of this approach.


Introduction: British and Irish diasporas: societies, cultures and ideologies - Donald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann and J. C. D. Clark
1 Reconceptualizing diaspora: religion, persecution and identity in Britain and Ireland, 1558-1794 - J. C. D. Clark
2 Irish Jacobites in early modern Europe: exile, adjustment and experience, 1691-1745 - Éamonn Ó Ciardha
3 Diasporic or distinct? Scots in early modern Europe - Siobhan Talbott
4 An imperial, utopian and 'visible' diaspora: the English since 1800 - Donald M. MacRaild
5 Emigrants and exiles: the political nationalism of the Irish diaspora since the 1790s - David T. Gleeson
6 Partners in Empire: the Scottish diaspora since 1707 - Tanja Bueltmann and Graeme Morton
7 The Welsh diaspora - Donald M. MacRaild and Philip Payton
8 The Cornish diaspora, 1815-1914 - Philip Payton
9 Conclusion: towards integration and comparison? - Donald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann and J. C. D. Clark


Donald M. MacRaild is Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Roehampton

Tanja Bueltmann is Professor in History at Northumbria University

Jonathan C. D. Clark is Hall Distinguished Professor of British History Emeritus at the University of Kansas

British and Irish diasporas

Edited by Donald MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann, J. C. D. Clark

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