Introductory Bibliography

The British Isles

Hugh Kearney, The British Isles: A History of Four Nations, CUP, 1989
Jim Smyth, The Making of the United Kingdom 1660-1800, 2001.
Jeremy Black, A History of the British Isles, Macmillan, 1997.
Norman Davies, The Isles: A History, OUP, 1999.
V. Bogadanor, Devolution in the United Kingdom, 1999.
I. McLean and A. McMillan, The State of the Union, 2005.
D. Tanner, C. Williams, A. Edwards and W. P. Griffith (eds), Debating Nationhood and Governance in Britain, 1885- 1939: Perspectives From the Four Nations, 2006.

National Identities

P. Mandler, ‘What is National Identity? Definitions and Applications in Modern British
Historiography’, Modern Intellectual History, 2006.
K. Robbins, Great Britain: Identities, Institutions and the Idea of Britishness, 1997.
J. Stapleton, ‘Political Thought and National Identity in Britain, 18501950’, in S. Collini et al.(eds), History, Religion and Culture, 2000.
P. Ward, Britishness since 187o, 2004.
K. Kumar, The Making of English National Identity, 2003.
M. Wiener, English Culture and the Decline of the Industrial Spirit, 1981.
A. Burton, ‘When was Britain? Nostalgia for the Nation at the End of the ‘American
Century’’, JMH, 2003


J. Bardon, A History of Ulster, Belfast, 1992.
P. Bew, P. Gibbon and H. Patterson, Northern Ireland, 1921-1994: Political Forces and Social Classes, London, 1995.
D. G. Boyce, Nationalism in Ireland, 2nd ed., London, 1991.
D. Dickson, New Foundations: Ireland 1660-1800 (2nd ed, 2000)
R. F. Foster, Modern Ireland, 1600-1972, London, 1988.
A. Jackson, Ireland, 1878-1998, Oxford, 1999.
F. S. L.  Lyons, Ireland Since the Famine, London, 1971.
O. Macdonagh, States of Mind: a Study of Anglo-Irish Conflict, 1780-1980, London, 1983.
J. McGarry and B. O’Leary, Explaining Northern Ireland, Oxford, 1995.
Patrick O’Farrell, Ireland and England since 1800, Oxford, 1970.
W. E. Vaughan, (ed.), A New History of Ireland, Oxford, 1989.
J. Whyte, Interpreting Northern Ireland, Oxford, 1990.


A. Brown, D. McCrone and L. Paterson, Politics and Society in Scotland (1996)
T.M. Devine, The Scottish Nation 1700-2000, 2000.
R. Finlay, A Partnership for Good? Scottish Politics and the Union since 1880, 1997.
C. Harvie, No Gods and Precious Few Heroes: Twentieth Century Scotland (1998 edition)
C. Harvie, Scotland and Nationalism, 2004.
I. Hutchison, Scottish Politics in the Twentieth Century , 2001.
C. Kidd, Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland, 1500-2000 ,2008.
C. Macdonald (ed.), Unionist Scotland 1800-1999, 1998
D. McCrone, Understanding Scotland: The Sociology of a Nation, 2001
W. Miller (ed.), Anglo-Scottish Relations From 1900 to Devolution and Beyond, 2006.


J. Davies, A History of Wales, 1993.
K. O. Morgan, Modern Wales: Politics, Places and People, 1995.
K. O. Morgan, The Rebirth of a Nation: A History of Modern Wales, 2002.
G. Williams, Religion, Language and Nationality in Wales, 1979.
G. Williams, When was Wales?, 1985.