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‘What's in a Name?’: Pedigree and Propaganda in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

David Allan

in Scottish History

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2002 | ISBN: 9780748614196
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653317 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614196.003.0007
‘What's in a Name?’: Pedigree and Propaganda in Seventeenth-Century Scotland

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This chapter focuses on the wonderful potential for inventiveness in the seventeenth-century manufacture of family history, something of a craze during the period. It shows that the obsession was only in part a reflection of family pride for an equally important contributory factor was aristocratic neurosis.

Keywords: family history; inventiveness; family pride; aristocratic neurosis

Chapter.  8944 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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