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Early modern Britain's relationship to its past : the historiographical fortunes of the legends of Brute, Albina, and Scota

Author: Phil Robinson-Self
Publisher: Kalamazoo : Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michgian University, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in medieval and early modern culture, 53.; Research in medieval and early modern culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume considers the reception in the early modern period of three popular medieval myths of nationhood--the legends of Brutus, Albina, and Scota--tracing their intertwined literary and historiographical afterlives. The book is particularly timely in its dialogue with current investigations into early modern historiography and the period's relationship to its past, its engagement with pressing issues in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Robinson-Self
ISBN: 9781580443517 1580443516
OCLC Number: 1080247854
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Origins of origins --
Brutal beginnings : Britain and the reception of Brutus of Troy --
Albina and her sisters : female foundations --
Remembering Scotland : the early modern reception of Scota --
Arthurian afterthoughts : princes, kings, and the prophetic past.
Series Title: Studies in medieval and early modern culture, 53.; Research in medieval and early modern culture.
Responsibility: by Phil Robinson-Self.

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"This volume considers the reception in the early modern period of three popular medieval myths of nationhood--the legends of Brutus, Albina, and Scota--tracing their intertwined literary and historiographical afterlives. The book is particularly timely in its dialogue with current investigations into early modern historiography and the period's relationship to its past, its engagement with pressing issues in identity and gender studies, and its analysis of British national origin stories at a time when modern Britain is considering its own future as a nation"--

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