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Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Cowan, Edward J.; Finlay, Richard J.

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ISBN 10: 0748614192 / ISBN 13: 9780748614196
Published by Edinburgh Univ Pr, Edinburgh, (2002), 2002
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Title: Scottish History: The Power of the Past

Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr, Edinburgh, (2002)

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Cloth

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This book examines the power of the past upon the present. It shows how generations of Scots have exploited and reshaped history to meet the needs of a series of presents, from the conquest of the Picts to the refounding of Parliament.Dauvit Broun, Fiona Watson, and Steve Boardman explore the violent manipulations of the past in medieval Scotland. Michael Lynch questions well-entrenched assumptions about the Scottish Reformation. Roger Mason looks at the transformation of 'Highland barbarism' into 'Gaelicism'. Ted Cowan examines the 'Killing Times' of the covenanters, and David Allan the seventeenth century fashion for creative family history. Colin Kidd discovers the victims of Pictomania in Scotland and modern Ulster, and Murray Pittock uncovers the comparable mania driving Jacobitism. Richard Finlay links the cult of Victoria with the queen's idea of herself as the heiress of the Scottish monarchy. Catriona MacDonald considers the neglect of women and the dangers of reconstructing history to su

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Edward J Cowan is Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow Richard J Finlay is Director, Research Centre in Scottish History at the University of Strathclyde

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