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Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III

Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain From the Picts to Alexander III This book challenges the belief that the Scots were an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in the early modern era In fact the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom was older than

  • Title: Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III
  • Author: Dauvit Broun
  • ISBN: 9780748623600
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book challenges the belief that the Scots were an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in the early modern era In fact, the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom was older than the age of Wallace and Bruce Dauvit Broun radically reassesses a range of fundamental issues the fate of Pictish identity and the origins of Alba, the status of Scottish kThis book challenges the belief that the Scots were an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in the early modern era In fact, the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom was older than the age of Wallace and Bruce Dauvit Broun radically reassesses a range of fundamental issues the fate of Pictish identity and the origins of Alba, the status of Scottish kingship vis a vis England, the papacy s recognition of the independence of the Scottish Church, and the idea of Scottish freedom He also sheds new light on the authorship of John of Fordun s chronicle, the first full scale history of the Scots, and offers an historical explanation of the inability to distinguish between England and Britain Broun situates his history in the wider context of ideas of ultimate secular power in Britain and Ireland and the construction of national histories in this period.

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    1. This book reads more like the grad papers I once wrote than an interesting historical text-even the sentence structures are similar to those which I so carefully constructed for the purpose of producing a factual and objective work. It is chock-full of original and secondary sources with apposite quotes worked into the text, overflowing with footnotes, and has an impressive bibliography. It is informative-I appreciate all of the meticulous research and organization that went into it-but (and you [...]

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