Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain, 1760-1830

Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain, 1760-1830

by Penny Fielding
     
 

ISBN-10: 1107402786

ISBN-13: 9781107402782

Pub. Date: 08/11/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Penny Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space. The book examines geography as a form of regional, national and global definition, addressing national surveys, local stories,

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Focusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Penny Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space. The book examines geography as a form of regional, national and global definition, addressing national surveys, local stories, place-names and travel writing, and argues that the case of Scotland complicates the identification of Romanticism with the local. Fielding considers Scotland as ‘North Britain’ in a period when the North of Europe was becoming a strong cultural and political identity, and explores ways in which Scotland was both formative and disruptive of British national consciousness. Containing studies of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, as well as the lesser-known figures of Anne Grant and Margaret Chalmers, this study discusses an exceptionally broad range of historical, geographical, scientific, linguistic, antiquarian and political writing from throughout North Britain.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107402782
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/11/2011
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series, #78
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. North Britain; 2. Burns, place, and language; 3. Great North Roads: the geometries of the nation; 4. Antiquarianism and the inscription of the nation; 5. Ultima Thule: the limits of the North; 6. Norths: James Hogg and post-Enlightenment space.

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