Finlay, Richard J. (2002) Scottish history: the power of the past. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 0-7486-1420-6Full text not available in this repository.
This book examines how generations of Scots have exploited and reshaped history to meet their needs, from the conquest of the Picts to the refounding of Parliament. Chapters explore the violent manipulations of the past in medieval Scotland, the Scottish Reformation, the transformation of "Highland barbarism" into "Gaelicism," and other issues. By exploring how the people of Scotland have variously understood, used, and been inspired by the past, this book offers a series of insights into the concerns of previous generations and their understanding of themselves and their times. It throws fresh light on the evolution of history in Scotland and on the actions and ambitions of the Scots who have formed and reformed the nation.
|Keywords:||scottish history, Scotland, Scotland|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Scotland|
History General and Old World > Great Britain > Scotland
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > History|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||11 Sep 2006|
|Last modified:||04 Oct 2012 16:44|
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