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Subverting Scotland's past : Scottish whig historians and the creation of an Anglo-British identity, 1689-c. 1830

Author: Colin Kidd
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines how the intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined Scotland's sense of nationalism.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Kidd
ISBN: 052143484X 9780521434843
OCLC Number: 27264690
Description: xiii, 322 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; Prologue: National identity in late medieval and early modern Scotland; Part I. The End of the Tradition: 1. History, national identity and the union of 1707; 2. Presbyterian historiography and the age of Wodow; 3. Scottish whig historiography, 1707-c.1750; Part II. Disenchantment: 4. The decline of the ancient Scottish constitution; 5. Faultlines in Scotland's unusable past; 6. Presbyterianism and whig historiography in the age of Robertson; 7. The Scottish construction of Anglo-British identity; Part III. Critical Renewal: 8. Enlightened reconstructions: The routes of James Macpherson and Gilbert Stuart; 9. History and national identity in the age of Scott; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Colin Kidd.
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