Art and identity in Scotland : a cultural history from the Jacobite Rising of 1745 to Walter Scott
This lively and erudite cultural history of Scotland, from the Jacobite defeat of 1745 to the death of an icon, Sir Walter Scott, in 1832, examines how Scottish identity was experienced and represented in novel ways.
Weaving together previously unpublished archival materials, visual and material culture, dress and textile history, Viccy Coltman re-evaluates the standard cliches and essentialist interpretations which still inhibit Scottish cultural history during this period of British and imperial expansion.
The book incorporates familiar landmarks in Scottish history, such as the visit of George IV to Edinburgh in August 1822, with microhistories of individuals, including George Steuart, a London-based architect, and the East India Company servant, Claud Alexander.
It thus highlights recurrent themes within a range of historical disciplines, and by confronting the broader questions of Scotland's relations with the rest of the British state it makes a necessary contribution to contemporary concerns.
1DBKS Scotland, 2ACC Scots (Lallans, the Doric), 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, ACQ History of art & design styles: c 1600 to c 1800, ACV History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTB Social & cultural history, HBTQ Colonialism & imperialism, JFCA Popular culture, JFCD Material culture