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The identity of the Scottish nation : an historic quest

Author: William Ferguson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the earliest times to the present day, this work traces the origin of Scottish national identity and people's perceptions of it. It covers the Scottish Origin Legend, expressed in the works of medieval chroniclers, to the ideas of contemporary historians. The author also examines such topics as: Gaelic kingship, George Buchanan, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, James Macpherson, Goths versus Gaels, and
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Ferguson
ISBN: 0748610723 9780748610723 0748610715 9780748610716
OCLC Number: 470593026
Description: v, 341 s

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Few would have the knowledge or the confidence to tackle the entire scope of this topic but William Ferguson is well endowed on both counts . . . The crowning achievement of a distinguished career.

 
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