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The invention of Scotland : myth and history

Author: H R Trevor-Roper
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, [2009], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores three myths across 400 years of Scottish history: the political myth of the 'ancient constitution' of Scotland; the literary myth, including Walter Scott as well as Ossian and ancient  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H R Trevor-Roper
ISBN: 9780300158298 0300158297 0300136862 9780300136869
OCLC Number: 416250714
Description: xxi, 282 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The political myth. Scotia's rise to glory? --
George Buchanan --
Buchanan's nemesis --
The literary myth. The search for a Celtic Homer --
James Macpherson and Fingal --
The controversy over Ossian --
The sartorial myth. The coming of the kilt --
The tartan.
Responsibility: Hugh Trevor-Roper.

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