Man and Myth New edition
By (author) Graeme Morton
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William Wallace by Graeme Morton
Book DescriptionWilliam Wallace (c. 1274-1305) is a legend. The champion of the independence of Scotland, defeated by Edward I and eventually hung, drawn and quartered in London, he is revered to this day as Scotland's foremost patriot. Since his death, the Wallace story has been one to inspire, and the cult of Wallace has travelled far beyond Scotland itself, helped by Hollywood. Yet Wallace's life is still a mystery. The sources are few and have been grossly distorted over seven centuries through ballads, penny histories and poems This book, based on the original research by Scottish historian Graeme Morton, is the first to fully examine both the contemporary sources that are available and the way the many strands of the Wallace myth have been constructed, communicated and appropriated from his death right up to the present day
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750935234
(200mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1980
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graeme Morton
William Wallace, Paperback (October 2014)
Examines the elision of Wallace's after-life into narrative ascendency, dominating the ideology and politics of nationalism in Scotland. This narrative reappraises William Wallace as a national figure. It explores Wallace variously as: A Protestant, A Scottish Chief, A Romantic Hero, and a Hollywood Hero.
Scottish Diaspora, Paperback (November 2013)
This introductory history of the Scottish diaspora (c.1700 to 1945) explores migration, Scots' experiences where they landed and the reverse impact of this migration on Scotland. It examines the geographies of the diaspora and key theories, concepts and themes, including associationalism and return migration. Includes conceptual case studies.
Irish and Scottish Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, Paperback (May 2013)
Analyzing a long-neglected element of Irish and Scottish diaspora studies.
Ourselves and Others, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Graeme Morton
This series of classic textbooks has been a flagship series for Edinburgh University Press for many years. Written by authors at the forefront of their discipline, these books provide an ideal introduction to Scottish history for undergraduates and general readers.
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