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Medieval Scotland : the making of an identity

Author: Bruce Webster
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Series: British history in perspective.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Scots originally came from Ireland and settled in a remote part of what is now 'Scotland'. They found a land divided by geography: mountainous, a land of river valleys and separate coastal plains, and settled by 'Picts', Britons and Angles. Within a couple of centuries, it was to be invaded by the Norse. There was no such place as Scotland, only a collection of warring peoples." "How, from this unpromising  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Webster
ISBN: 0312165196 9780312165192 0333567609 9780333567609 0333567617 9780333567616
OCLC Number: 35178573
Description: xvi, 164 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Problem of a Scottish Identity --
1. The Identity of Place --
2. The Identity of Order --
3. The Identity of Faith --
4. The Wars of Independence --
5. The National Identity --
6. Scotland and Christendom --
Epilogue: A New Age?
Series Title: British history in perspective.
Responsibility: Bruce Webster.

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The main theme of this study is how Scotland arrived at a fiercely self-conscious sense of nationhood at the time of the Reformation from a position of non-identity, five centuries earlier, when the  Read more...

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'The range of this book is breathtaking. In six chapters (123pp), the whole sweep of Scotland's medieval history is tackled, from the sixth century to the early sixteenth. There is also a brief Read more...

 
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