Image and Identity
Making and Re-making of Scotland Through the Ages
Edited by Dauvit Brown
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This volume looks at the way that perceptions of Scottish identity have changed through the centuries, from early medieval to modern times.
‘The idea of Scotland as a single country, corresponding to the realm of the king of Scots, and of the Scots as all the kingdom’s inhabitants, may only have taken root during the 13th century.’ – Dauvit Broun
‘The 18th century is marked by a period of often competing Scottish identities, and the emergence of the British state as a complicating factor in the equation.’ – R. J. Finlay
‘Scottish identity has never been a fixed, immutable idea, whether held in the head or in the gut . . . some of the most enduring myths of Scotland’s Protestant identity were, like Ireland’s Catholic identity, creations of the 19th century: they included Jenny Geddes as a Protestant Dame Scotia, throwing a stool into the works of an Anglican-style church, and the Magdalen Chapel in Edinburgh, the home of a staunchly Catholic graft guild throughout much of the 1560s becoming the “workshop of the Reformation” in John Knox’s time.’ – Michael Lynch
Paperback | Pub: 20 Mar 2008£9.99
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A strong editorial team and the majority of Scotland’s most distinguished historians have lent their talents to this major project: a landmark in Scottish historical studies, and one which looks to reach a wider readership for serious Scottish...