The Role of Medieval Scottish Poetry in Creating Scottish Identity: Textual Nationalism

The Role of Medieval Scottish Poetry in Creating Scottish Identity: Textual Nationalism

By: Stefan Thomas Hall (author)Hardback

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Description

This book studies medieval Scottish literature in light of theories on national identity, exploring how notions of ethnicity, language, class, kingship, history, folklore, and writing influence the ways Scots identify themselves. With chapters devoted to John Barbour's "Bruce", Sir Richard Holland's "Buke of the Howlat", and Blind Hary's "Wallace", Scottish identity is seen as a textual construction, the product of medieval writers' tales of Scottish heroes such as Bruce, Douglas, and Wallace.

About Author

Stefan Thomas Hall is Assistant Professor of Humanistic Studies and English at the University of Wisconsin.

Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Medieval Manifestation of Scottish Identity; 2. John Barbour's Bruce; 3. Richard Holland's Buke of the Howlat and the Black Douglases; 4. Blind Hary's Wallace; Conclusions; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773456501
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780773456501
  • ISBN10: 0773456503

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