Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Subverting Scotland's Past: Scottish Whig Historians and the Creation of An Anglo-British Identity, 1689-1830

C Kidd

Subverting Scotland's Past: Scottish Whig Historians and the Creation of An Anglo-British Identity, 1689-1830

C Kidd

$165.00

Hardback
This book examines how the dramatic intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined a patriotic reading of Scotland's history, and shows how this had long-term consequences in the failure of the nineteenth-century Scottish intelligentsia to mount a nationalist movement comparable to the romantic nationalisms of other European peoples. The volume sheds fresh light on several important areas of Scottish history and literature* on the parliamentary Union with England of 1707, the ideological conflicts between whigs and Jacobites, and the literary mythmaking of James Macpherson's Ossian and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. It also addresses the broader questions of the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment on British political culture, and the enigma of British national identity itself.

- Publisher ' ... a very important book ... His work is a significant contribution to current debates about Scottish nationalism, political and cultural ...' Andrew Hook, Times Literary Supplement

- Publisher This book examines how the intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined Scotland's sense of nationalism.

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Subverting Scotland's Past: Scottish Whig Historians and the Creation of An Anglo-British Identity, 1689-1830"

This book examines how the dramatic intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined a patriotic reading of Scotland's history, and shows how this had long-term consequences in the failure of the nineteenth-century Scottish intelligentsia to mount a nationalist movement comparable to the romantic nationalisms of other European peoples. The volume sheds fresh light on several important areas of Scottish history and literature* on the parliamentary Union with England of 1707, the ideological conflicts between whigs and Jacobites, and the literary mythmaking of James Macpherson's Ossian and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. It also addresses the broader questions of the impact of the Scottish Enlightenment on British political culture, and the enigma of British national identity itself.
- Publisher

' ... a very important book ... His work is a significant contribution to current debates about Scottish nationalism, political and cultural ...' Andrew Hook, Times Literary Supplement
- Publisher

This book examines how the intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined Scotland's sense of nationalism.
- Publisher

Table Of 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.

This item is a special order. Payment is by credit card only. Orders for this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

0 Available.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 90738
  • Product Code 052143484X
  • EAN 9780521434843
  • Pages 340
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Cambridge University Uk
  • Publication Date Sep 1993
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.666kg

Bestsellers in History