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The Resource The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper

The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper

Label
The invention of Scotland : myth and history
Title
The invention of Scotland
Title remainder
myth and history
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Trevor-Roper
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book argues that while Anglo-Saxon culture has given rise to virtually no myths at all, myth has played a central role in the historical development of Scottish identity. Trevor-Roper explores three myths across 400 years of Scottish history: the political myth of the 'ancient constitution' of Scotland; the literary myth, including Walter Scott as well as Ossian and ancient poetry; and the sartorial myth of tartan and the kilt, invented - ironically by Englishmen - in quite modern times." "Trevor-Roper reveals myth as an often deliberate cultural construction used to enshrine a people's identity. While his treatment of Scottish myth is highly critical, indeed debunking, he shows how the ritualisation and domestication of Scotland's myths as local colour diverted the Scottish intelligentsia from the path that led German intellectuals to a dangerous myth of racial supremacy. This compelling script was left unpublished on Trevor-Roper's death in 2003 and is now made available for the first time."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2003
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trevor-Roper, H. R.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Scottish
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Historiography
  • National characteristics, Scottish
  • Scotland
  • Geschichtsschreibung
  • Nationalcharakter
  • Schottland
  • Nationalbewusstsein
Label
The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political myth. Scotia's rise to glory? -- George Buchanan -- Buchanan's nemesis -- The literary myth. The search for a Celtic Homer -- James Macpherson and Fingal -- The controversy over Ossian -- The sartorial myth. The coming of the kilt -- The tartan
Control code
ocn811405729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300136869
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780300136869
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112d4s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-267) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The political myth. Scotia's rise to glory? -- George Buchanan -- Buchanan's nemesis -- The literary myth. The search for a Celtic Homer -- James Macpherson and Fingal -- The controversy over Ossian -- The sartorial myth. The coming of the kilt -- The tartan
Control code
ocn811405729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 282 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300136869
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780300136869
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112d4s
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405729
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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