For Freedom Alone: The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Scottish History Matters series)

4.21 avg rating
( 14 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781862321502: For Freedom Alone: The Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 (Scottish History Matters series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Declaration of Arbroath, 6 April 1320, is one of the most remarkable documents to have been produced anywhere in Medieval Europe. Quoted by many, understood by few, its historical significance had now almost been overtaken by its mythic status. The beginning of a new century, in the wake of the re-establishment of the Scottish Parliament, seems an appropriate moment to re-examine one of Scotland's long-cherished historical icons. Since 1998 the US Senate has claimed that the American Declaration of Independence is modelled upon 'that inspirational document', and 6 April is celebrated annually as a day of national significance to all Americans, especially those of Scottish descent. So far such claims have not been the subject of scholarly investigation. This is the first book-length study to examine the origins of the Declaration and the ideas upon which it drew, while tracing the rise of its mythic status in Scotland and exploring its possible impact upon Revolutionary America.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Edward J. Cowan is Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.

Review:

'Makes sense of a topic menaced by the Scottish penchant for myth-making' * Sunday Herald *

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781780272566: For Freedom Alone

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1780272561 ISBN 13:  9781780272566
Publisher: Birlinn Publishers, 2014
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cowan, Edward J.
Published by Tuckwell Press, Ltd. (2002)
ISBN 10: 1862321507 ISBN 13: 9781862321502
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tuckwell Press, Ltd., 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111862321507

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 53.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Cowan, Edward J.
Published by Tuckwell Press, Ltd.
ISBN 10: 1862321507 ISBN 13: 9781862321502
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tuckwell Press, Ltd. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1862321507 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1712545

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Edward J. Cowan
Published by Tuckwell Press, Ltd. (2002)
ISBN 10: 1862321507 ISBN 13: 9781862321502
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Tuckwell Press, Ltd., 2002. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1862321507

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 152.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds