The Myth of the Jacobite Clans
The Jacobite Rising of 1745 is one of the most famous and emotive in our history. It is also one of the most misunderstood. The Myth of the Jacobite Clans exposes the depth of myth and misrepresentation from which Scotland and the Jacobite cause have suffered over the last 250 years. Award-winning author Murray Pittock demonstrates that British history has marginalised the facts about Jacobitism because they threatened long-standing views of a unified Britain. Offering extensive detail of town-by-town recruitment to Bonnie Prince Charlie's army, his challenging book reveals that, far from being a Catholic and Highland dynastic rebellion, the '45 had the dimensions of a national rising. And as the account unfolds, a lost history is uncovered, and with it a lost Scotland.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 134.6 x 210.8 x 12.7mm | 249.48g
- 01 Apr 1996
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- bibliography, index
A stimulating read. A fresh mind coming on to the battleground of Jacobite historiography is to be welcomed. Formidable talents ! The doyen of the present crop of Jacobite historians. An important and stimulating book. -- Paul Scott A re-evaluation that is of crucial importance. -- Jeremy Black A stimulating read. A fresh mind coming on to the battleground of Jacobite historiography is to be welcomed. Formidable talents ! The doyen of the present crop of Jacobite historians. An important and stimulating book. A re-evaluation that is of crucial importance.
Table of contents
Children of the mist; the myth of the Jacobite clans; nationalists or Jacobites; Kitsch in culture; list of Jacobite units in the rising of 1745.
About Professor Murray Pittock
Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, and has formerly held chairs at the universities of Manchester (in Scottish Literature) and Strathclyde. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.