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Scotichronicon by Walter Bower
Book DescriptionAt the request of David Stewart of Rosyth, a Fife laird, Walter Bower wrote this epic history of the Scots. He took over materials ascribed to an earlier historian, John of Fordun, and continued the history down to his own day. Among the famous stories he covers is the myth that the Scots took their name originally from Scota, Pharaoh's daughter. "Scotichronicon" has become one of the most important medieval accounts of early Scottish history. It provides a strong expression of national identity and offers a window into the world view of medieval commentators.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781873644355
(240mm x 157mm x 46mm)
Imprint: Mercat Press
Publisher: Mercat Press
Publish Date: 11-Aug-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Writing on a small island in the Firth of Forth in the 1440s, Walter Bower set out to tell the whole story of the Scottish nation in a single huge book, the Scotichronicon - 'a history book for Scots'. This fascinating selection is made from the modern 9-volume edition produced by Professor D.E.R. Watt and his team.
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Author Biography - Walter Bower
Walter Bower was born in Haddington, Scotland in 1385. He had occupations including author, religious leader, historian and abbot. He died in December 1449 at the age of 64 years old.
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