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Subversive Histories: Strategies of Identity in Scottish Historiography

  • Katherine H. Terrell
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Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Abstract

This chapter examines Scottish historiographical responses to Geoffrey of Monmouth’s myth of Brutus, finding that even as Scottish chroniclers challenge this myth and the English claims of hegemony that it comes to represent, their persistently dialogic engagement with Geoffrey’s text reveals the hybridity underlying their constructions of identity.

Keywords

Distant Past Historical Narrative Fourteenth Century Papal Court Origin Myth 
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Notes

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© Jeffrey Jerome Cohen 2008

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