Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 July 2013

484 Pages | 2 maps and 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199675371

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The Two Unions

Ireland, Scotland, and the Survival of the United Kingdom, 1707-2007

Alvin Jackson

  • Shortlisted for the Saltire Society's Prize for the Best Book in Scottish History (2012) and for the Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize in Irish History and Literature (2013)
  • The first book to examine the lengthy survival of the Union, instead of its decline
  • Discusses not only the history and varied health of the United Kingdom over the past 300 years, but also its present condition and prospects
  • Covers an important topic of current debate so has an urgent contemporary relevance and importance
  • Provides students and general readers with key information and arguments on a vitally important theme
  • Covers a broad chronological range: 300 years of key issues and themes