These three volumes offer a major reinterpretation, re-evaluation, and repositioning of what is arguably Scotland's most important and influential contribution to world culture-its literature. Drawing on the very best of recent scholarship, this history contributes a wide range of new and exciting insights and offers a fresh interpretation of what it means to be "Scottish."
The first volume begins with a full-scale critical consideration of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the diverse cultures and languages of its early peoples. It covers the literature produced during the medieval and early modern period in Scotland, surveying the riches of Scottish work in Gaelic, Welsh, Old Norse, Old English, and Old French, as well as in Latin and Scots. The second volume deals with a period in which Scotland underwent some of the most dramatic upheavals in its history. It reveals how Scottish writers shaped the modernity of Britain, Europe, and the world. The third volume explores Scottish literature in all its forms and languages since the end of World War I, bringing together the best contemporary critical insights from three continents.
This exciting new history unites scholarship and imagination, cutting across narrow divisions of period and language and adopting multiple perspectives to bring out as never before the varieties of Scots, Gaelic and Latin writing. -- David Norbrook, Merton Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford ...a rich, diverse, surprising account of literary scolarship. Scottish Studies Review This exciting new history unites scholarship and imagination, cutting across narrow divisions of period and language and adopting multiple perspectives to bring out as never before the varieties of Scots, Gaelic and Latin writing. ...a rich, diverse, surprising account of literary scolarship.
Preface, Ian Brown, Thomas Clancy, Susan Manning and Murray Pittock; Introduction; Chapter 1 - Scottish Literature: Criticism and the Canon, Ian Brown, Thomas Clancy, Susan Manning and Murray Pittock; Chapter 2 - The Study of Scottish Literature, Cairns Craig; Until 1314; Chapter 3 - One kingdom from many people: History until 1314, Benjamin Hudson; Chapter 4 - The Topography of Peoples' Lives: Geography until 1314, Sally M Foster; Chapter 5 - The Lion's tongues: Languages in Scotland to 1314, William Gillies; Chapter 6 - The Poetry of the Court: Praise, Thomas Owen Clancy; Chapter 7 - Aneirin, the 'Gododdin', Jenny Rowland; Chapter 8 - Norse Literature in the Orkney Earldom, Judith Jesch; Chapter 9 - Muireadhach Albanach O Dalaigh and the Classical Revolution, Katharine Simms; Chapter 10 - Saving Verse: Early Medieval Religious Poetry, Gilbert Markus; Chapter 11- Hagiography, James E. Fraser; Chapter 12 - Adomnan of Iona and his prose writings, Clare Stancliffe; Chapter 13 - Theology, Philosophy, and Cosmography, Thomas O'Loughlin; Chapter 14 - A fragmentary literature: narrative and lyric from the early middle ages, Thomas Owen Clancy; 1314-1707; Chapter 15 - Land and Freedom: Scotland 1314-1707, Edward J. Cowan; Chapter 16 - Emergent Nation: Scotland's Geography, 1314-1707, Charles W. J. Withers; Chapter 17 - The Several Tongues of a Single Kingdom: the Languages of Scotland 1314-1707, Chris Robinson and Roibeard O Maolalaigh; Chapter 18 - The International Reception and Literary Impact of Scottish Literature of the period 1314 until 1707, Paul Barnaby and Tom Hubbard; Chapter 19 - Versions of Scottish Nationhood from c. 850-1700, Nicola Royan with Dauvit Broun; Chapter 20 - From Rome to Ruddiman: the Scoto-Latin tradition, Jack MacQueen; Chapter 21 - Creation and Compilation: The Book of the Dean of Lismore and Literary Culture in Late-Medieval Gaelic Scotland, Martin MacGregor; Chapter 22 - Gaelic literature in the later middle ages: the Book of the Dean and beyond, William Gillies; Chapter 23 - Philosophy and theology in Scotland before the Reformation, Alexander Broadie; Chapter 24 - Scottish theological literature, 1560-1707, Crawford Gribben; Chapter 25 - Legal Writing 1314-1707; David Sellar; Chapter 26 - Literature, Art and Architecture, Michael Bath; Chapter 27 - Performances and Plays, Bill Findlay; Chapter 28 - Balladry: A Vernacular Poetic Resource, Mary Ellen Brown; Chapter 29 - Older Scots Literature and the Court, Sally Mapstone; Chapter 30 - Robert Henryson, Tony Hasler; Chapter 31 - William Dunbar, Priscilla Bawcutt; Chapter 32 - Sileas na Ceapaich, Colm O Baoill; Notes on Contributors.
Series: Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature : Book 1
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 13th November 2006
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9
Weight (kg): 0.77