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dc.contributor.authorBuchan, Bruceen_US
dc.contributor.editorEzra Talmoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:24:49Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-04T06:21:15Z
dc.identifier.issn10848770en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/108487705200030101en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4172
dc.description.abstractThe concept of civil society continues to generate considerable interest, while the concept of civilisation attracts comparatively little attention. This has lead to a tendency to oversimplify the relationship between civil societies and militarily powerful sovereign states. Civil societies, it is often argued, are those societies that have emerged from a successful process of domestic pacification and effective control of state power. In this paper, it will be argued that some prominent Scottish Enlightenment thinkers developed theories of civilisation grounded in more complex historical narratives in which the accomplishments of civil society were tied to the achievement of state sovereignty based on the successful monopoly of military might. The purpose of this paper is to trace the role of state sovereignty and military monopolisation, and the consequent prominence given to the practice of war, in the 'historical' theories of civilisation articulated by David Hume, William Robertson, Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherRoutledge Journals; Taylor and Francisen_US
dc.publisher.placeBasingstoke, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=t713416679en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom177en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto192en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe European Legacyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode439999en_US
dc.titleEnlightened Histories: Civilisation, War and the Scottish Enlightenmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciencesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2005 Taylor & Francis : The author-version of this article will be available for download [12-18 months] after publication : Use hypertext link to access the version of the publisher.en_AU
gro.date.issued2005
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