The Sectarian Myth in Scotland

Of Bitter Memory and Bigotry

  • Michael Rosie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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    Pages 1-7
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    Pages 72-88
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-184

About this book


The question of sectarianism in Scotland belongs within a wider framework than it has hitherto been placed. It offers insights into continuing, indeed pressing, debates about religious identity and civil and political society in the modern world. This book questions the view that religion and politics do not, and cannot, mix in pluralistic, tolerant and increasingly secular societies, and reveals that memories - bitter memories - can outlive, and obscure, the demise of actual conflict.


identity memory politics religion religion and politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Rosie
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Social and Political StudiesUniversity of EdinburghUK

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