The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: From Columba to the Union (until 1707)

Ian Brown, Thomas Owen Clancy, Murray Pittock, Susan Manning
Edinburgh University Press, 2007 - 334 sider

The Historybegins with the first full-scale critical consideration of Scotland's earliest literature, drawn from the diverse cultures and languages of its early peoples. The first volume 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. New scholarship is brought to bear, not only on imaginative literature, but also law, politics, theology and philosophy, all placed in the context of the evolution of Scotland's geography, history, languages and material cultures from our earliest times up to 1707.

The other volumes in the History are:

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 2: Enlightenment, Britain and Empire (1707-1918)

The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, Volume 3: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918)

Key Features:

  • Original - presents new approaches to what is literature and what is Scottishness.
  • Inclusive - Gaelic and diasporic writing, Latin writing, theological writing, legal writing, and context chapters.
  • Comprehensive - provides the fullest coverage of Scottish literature ever and the first survey for almost 20 years.
  • Distinguished contributors from many countries.
  • Influences the agenda for critical debate on Scottish writing in the twenty-first century.

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The Study of Scottish Literature
History until 1314
Geography until 1314

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Om forfatteren (2007)

Ian Brown is Professor in Drama at the Kingston University Thomas Clancy is Lecturer in the Department of Celtic at the University of Glasgow Susan Manning is Grierson Professor of English Literature, and Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh
Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow

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