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Subverting Scotland's Past
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Introduction; Prologue: National identity in late medieval and early modern Scotland; Part I. The End of the Tradition: 1. History, national identity and the union of 1707; 2. Presbyterian historiography and the age of Wodow; 3. Scottish whig historiography, 1707-c.1750; Part II. Disenchantment: 4. The decline of the ancient Scottish constitution; 5. Faultlines in Scotland's unusable past; 6. Presbyterianism and whig historiography in the age of Robertson; 7. The Scottish construction of Anglo-British identity; Part III. Critical Renewal: 8. Enlightened reconstructions: The routes of James Macpherson and Gilbert Stuart; 9. History and national identity in the age of Scott; Conclusion.

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This book examines how the intellectual developments of the Scottish Enlightenment undermined Scotland's sense of nationalism.

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'In its sweep and unrelenting power the analysis is impressive. Highly recommended.' Glasgow Herald ' ... a very important book ... His work is a significant contribution to current debates about Scottish nationalism, political and cultural ...' Andrew Hook, Times Literary Supplement

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