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The Resource Scottish independence and the idea of Britain : from the Picts to Alexander III, Dauvit Broun

Scottish independence and the idea of Britain : from the Picts to Alexander III, Dauvit Broun

Label
Scottish independence and the idea of Britain : from the Picts to Alexander III
Title
Scottish independence and the idea of Britain
Title remainder
from the Picts to Alexander III
Statement of responsibility
Dauvit Broun
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotland's place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotland's relationship with Britain. It challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in the early modern era, but also provides new evidence that the idea of Scotland as an independent kingdom was older than the age of Wallace and Bruce. This leads to radical reassessments of a range of fundamental issues: the fate of Pictish identity and the origins of Alba, the status of Scottish kingship vis-À-vis England, the papacy's recognition of the independence of the Scottish Church, and the idea of Scottish freedom. It 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 widespread English inability to distinguish between England and Britain. All this is placed in the wider context of ideas of ultimate secular power in Britain and Ireland and the construction of national histories in this period. The book concludes with a fresh perspective on the origin of national identity, and the medieval and specifically Scottish contribution to understanding what is often regarded as an exclusively modern phenomenon
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Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broun, Dauvit
Dewey number
941.03
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA779
LC item number
.B76 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scotland
  • Scotland
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Politics and government
  • Great Britain
  • Scotland
  • Politieke onafhankelijkheid
  • Nationale identiteit
  • Picten
  • Schotland
  • Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland
Label
Scottish independence and the idea of Britain : from the Picts to Alexander III, Dauvit Broun
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-305) 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
  • COPYRIGHT; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Sees of exempt dioceses beyond Italy, c. 1250; Kings of Scots, 1005-1286; 1 Introduction; PART I The Idea of Britain; 2 Ancient Kingdoms and Island Histories; 3 Alba as 'Britain' after 900 and the Pictish Antecedents of the Kingdom of the Scots; PART II Independence; 4 The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence; 5 Whose Independence? Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow (1175-99) and the Achievement of Ecclesiastical Freedom; PART III Sovereign Kingship
  • 6 The Inauguration of Alexander III (1249) and the Portrayal of Scotland as a Sovereign Kingdom7 From Client King to Sovereign; PART IV National History; 8 The Principal Source used by John of Fordun for his Chronicle of the Scottish People; 9 The Scots as Ancient and Free: 'Proto-Fordun', 'Veremundus' and the Creation of Scottish History; 10 Conclusion: From British Identity to Scottish Nation; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index
Control code
227208036
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748630110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611252182
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1s0p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227208036
Label
Scottish independence and the idea of Britain : from the Picts to Alexander III, Dauvit Broun
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-305) 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
  • COPYRIGHT; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Sees of exempt dioceses beyond Italy, c. 1250; Kings of Scots, 1005-1286; 1 Introduction; PART I The Idea of Britain; 2 Ancient Kingdoms and Island Histories; 3 Alba as 'Britain' after 900 and the Pictish Antecedents of the Kingdom of the Scots; PART II Independence; 4 The Church and the Beginning of Scottish Independence; 5 Whose Independence? Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow (1175-99) and the Achievement of Ecclesiastical Freedom; PART III Sovereign Kingship
  • 6 The Inauguration of Alexander III (1249) and the Portrayal of Scotland as a Sovereign Kingdom7 From Client King to Sovereign; PART IV National History; 8 The Principal Source used by John of Fordun for his Chronicle of the Scottish People; 9 The Scots as Ancient and Free: 'Proto-Fordun', 'Veremundus' and the Creation of Scottish History; 10 Conclusion: From British Identity to Scottish Nation; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index
Control code
227208036
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748630110
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611252182
Other physical details
map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk1s0p
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)227208036

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