Subverting Scotland's Past: Scottish whig historians and the creation of an Anglo-British identity, 1689-c. 1830.

By: Kidd, Colin.

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Hardback, in Fine condition, dust wrapper, in Very Good condition; First edition, pp xiii, 322, bibliography, index. 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. S6.

Title: Subverting Scotland's Past: Scottish whig historians and the creation of an Anglo-British identity, 1689-c. 1830.

Author Name: Kidd, Colin.

Categories: Scottish History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, 1993. 052143484x: 0

ISBN Number: 052143484x

ISBN Number 13: 9780521434843

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 732

Keywords: Scotland, Enlightenment, Politics, History Scottish History Scottish History,