The Declaration of Arbroath in Scottish political thought, 1685-1789

Pittock, M. (2020) The Declaration of Arbroath in Scottish political thought, 1685-1789. In: Müller, K. P. (ed.) Scotland and Arbroath 1320-2020. Series: Scottish studies international (43). Peter Lang: Berlin, pp. 165-180. ISBN 9783631813188

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The Declaration of Arbroath is a groundbreaking historic document of international significance in Scotland’s history. This essay examines the nature of its role in Scottish political thought in the century after its first publication in English in 1689, focusing on the Declaration’s use by Whigs and Jacobites alike and the resonance its allusions to the politics of ancient Rome had for its interpreters.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pittock, Professor Murray
Authors: Pittock, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Literature
Research Group:CSCS
Publisher:Peter Lang

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301322The Edinburgh Works of Allan RamsayMurray PittockArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/P015093/1Arts - English Language and Linguistics