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The Scots Iain Finlayson

The Scots By Iain Finlayson

The Scots by Iain Finlayson


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An analysis of the Scottish psyche, identity and history focusing on invention, development, and the perpetuation of Scottish national myths from personal observations by Iain Finlayson, himself a Scot, and quotations from R.L. Stevenson, Edwin Muir and Muriel Spark among others.

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The Scots by Iain Finlayson

An analysis of the Scottish psyche, identity and history focusing on invention, development, and the perpetuation of Scottish national myths from personal observations by Iain Finlayson, himself a Scot, and quotations from writers like R.L. Stevenson, Edwin Muir, Hugh MacDiarmid, Muriel Spark and Dr Johnson among others. The study covers a wide range of topics, including literature and the arts, history, religion, politics, education, towns, countryside and humour. Iain Finlayson is a writer and journalist and author of "The moth and the candle" (a life of James Boswell).

Table of Contents

A cautionary foreword. A small country - pride, poverty and prejudice; the Caledonian antizyzygy - the divided Scot; two nations - highland and lowland Scots; Caledonia, stern and wild - the invention of romance; the Scot on the make - the pursuit of success; a nation epidemical - the migrant Scot; clans and chiefs - communality among the Scots; formerly of better account - Scotland's golden agers; red Clyde and blue blood - politics and the Scots; the Lyon rampant - the constant nationalist; a nation theological - from Calvin to the Knoxplex; the thistle looks at a drunk man - bards and booze; the clash of cultures - MacDiarmid and Lauder; Caledonian salt - the sardonic Scot; the passionate Scot - the puritan and the phoenix. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR006624580
9780192821188
0192821180
The Scots by Iain Finlayson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1988-08-18
272
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