'Rebellious Highlanders': the reception of Corsica in the Edinburgh periodical press, 1730-1800

Brown, R. (2015) 'Rebellious Highlanders': the reception of Corsica in the Edinburgh periodical press, 1730-1800. Studies in Scottish Literature, 41(1), pp. 108-128.

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Examines the way Scottish periodicals, especially the Weekly Magazine and the Caledonian Mercury, reported and discussed the nationalist resistance in Corsica against first Genoese and then French rule; recalibrates the role of James Boswell in shaping Scottish opinion about Corsica, especially in his Account of Corsica (1768); notes the parallels made by Scottish commentators between the Corsican resistance under Pascal Paoli and the Scottish highlands, especially the Jacobite risings of 1715 and 1745; and suggests the value of looking at the distinctive responses of Scottish periodicals, not just the print networks based on London.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:James Boswell; Corsica; eighteenth century Scottish periodical press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Brown, Dr Rhona
Authors: Brown, R.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Studies in Scottish Literature
Journal Abbr.:SSL
Publisher:Studies in Scottish Literature
ISSN (Online):0039-3770
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Studies in Scottish Literature
First Published:First published in Studies in Scottish Literature 41(1):108-128
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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