The Resource The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper, (electronic book)

The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper, (electronic book)

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
Subject
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 This compelling script was left unpublished on Trevor-Roper's death in 2003 and is now made available for the first time."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2003
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Trevor-Roper, H. R.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National characteristics, Scottish
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
Label
The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
ebr10587838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 282 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The invention of Scotland : myth and history, Hugh Trevor-Roper, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
ebr10587838
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxi, 282 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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