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Scottish Independence and the Idea of Britain: From the Picts to Alexander III
by Dauvit Broun
When did Scots first think of Scotland as an independent kingdom? What did they think was Scotlands place in Britain before the age of Wallace and Bruce? The answers argued in this book offer a fresh perspective on the question of Scotlands relationship with Britain. It challenges the standard concept of the Scots as an ancient nation whose British identity only emerged in ...more
ebook, 314 pages
Published July 30th 2008 by Edinburgh University Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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This book reads more like the grad papers I once wrote than an interesting historical text-even the sentence structures are similar to those which I so carefully constructed for the purpose of producing a factual and objective work. It is chock-full of original and secondary sources with apposite quotes worked into the text, overflowing with footnotes, and has an impressive bibliography. It is informative-I appreciate all of the meticulous research and organization that went into it-but (and you ...more