Clanship , Commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788

Allan Iain MacInnes

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    This is an appraisal of clanship both with respect to its vitality and its eventual demise, in which the author views clanship as a socio-economic, as well as a political agency, deriving its strength from personal obligations and mutual service between chiefs and gentry and their clansmen. Its demise is attributed to the throwing over of these personal obligations by the clan elite, not to legislation or central government repression. The book discusses the impact on the clans of the inevitable shift, with the passage of time, from feudalism to capitalism, regardless of the "Forty Five". It draws upon estate papers, family correspondence, financial compacts, social bonds and recorded oral tradition rather than the biased records of central government.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEast Linton, United Kingdom
    PublisherTuckwell Press
    Number of pages288
    ISBN (Print)1898410240, 978-1898410249
    Publication statusPublished - 24 Oct 1996


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