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A Scottish Perspective

Craig Cairns

in The Promotion of Knowledge

Published by British Academy

Published in print July 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263129
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734861 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.003.0010

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

A Scottish Perspective

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This chapter criticizes Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It argues that Robbins' request for correspondence and dialogue contradicts his previous statement that History and Historians in the Twentieth Century provides no place for British historical writing in the twentieth century which had been written in the United Kingdom outside England. It also questions Robbins' use of a model of national culture which derives from and sustains the structure of English culture as the measure by which other national cultures are to be valued.

Keywords: history; lecture; Ireland; Scotland; Wales; Keith Robbins; historical writing; national culture; English culture

Chapter.  4147 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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