Subverting Scotland's Past
Scottish Whig Historians and the Creation of an Anglo-British Identity 1689-1830
By (author) Colin Kidd
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Subverting Scotland's Past by Colin Kidd
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520195
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Kidd
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This book explores the intellectual contexts for Mr Casaubon, a central character in George Eliot's classic and much-loved novel Middlemarch.
Union and Unionisms, Paperback (December 2008)
A major survey of Scotland's dominant ideology over the past three centuries by one of its leading historians.
Forging of Races, Hardback (September 2006)
Study of the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world since 1600.
British Identities Before Nationalism, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Colin Kidd
A comprehensive coverage of ethnic and national identities in the British world between 1600 and 1790.
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