Scotland and the Scots - 1707-2007, A Reader

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The main purpose of this volume is to demonstrate, through a variety of texts covering a vast historical period and from diverse sources (parliamentary... Lire la suite
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The main purpose of this volume is to demonstrate, through a variety of texts covering a vast historical period and from diverse sources (parliamentary reports, letters, memoirs, excerpts of books, newspaper articles, oral testimonies, and related materials) that Scotland cannot be reduced to the traditional images of kilt and bagpipe. The author has often chosen to let common people speak, those people whose voice is seldom heard in traditional history books.
Any book written about the history of the Scottish nation that would leave aside such significant events as the Union of Parliaments in 1707, the Jacobite risings of the first half of the 18th-century, the Highland clearances, or the process of devolution would most definitely be described as incomplete. But a book about the history of Scotland in which the voices of the elites would be the only ones to be heard would be just as incomplete.
The author hopes that his "wandering among words written by others" in temples to knowledge such as the National Archives of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland will ultimately lend new life to those fragments of the past without which it is impossible to understand the present.

Caractéristiques

  • Date de parution
    01/10/2013
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-2-86820-551-3
  • EAN
    9782868205513
  • Présentation
    Broché
  • Nb. de pages
    384 pages
  • Poids
    0.733 Kg
  • Dimensions
    15,5 cm × 24,0 cm × 2,3 cm

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Biographie de Christian Auer

Christian Auer is professor of British studies at the University of Strasbourg. His main areas of interest are British history with a particular focus on the Scottish history of the nineteenth century. His papers have been published in a number of journals and volumes. His present research focuses on the writing of history and the themes of gender and national identity in Scotland. He has just published a book about Scottish women's resistance : Luttes et résistances des femmes écossaises, 1838-1915, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2013.

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