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The Rambler and the Wanderer: Boswell's Road to the Isles

Pat Rogers

in Johnson and Boswell: The Transit of Caledonia

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182597
eISBN:
9780191673832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182597.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on Boswell and particularly his motives for undertaking the tour. Boswell was actuated by his desire to re-enact the flight of the Pretender after the battle of Culloden in 1746. ... More


Introduction

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter presents the main theme of the book, the reception of British colonialism in one locality—the Scottish Highlands—as a means of understanding the broader developments of colonialism and ... More


Scotland’s Hard Country

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the early depiction of parts of Scotland as barbaric obstacles to civilisation and stable government, and the changes in perception that came in the late eighteenth and ... More


Remote departures: the Scottish Highlands

Eric Richards

in The genesis of international mass migration: The British case, 1750-1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526131485
eISBN:
9781526138910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131485.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Scottish Highlands and Islands were furthest from London, remote from the trade routes and commerce of the nation, the last region to experience a battle of great military forces. The Highlands ... More


Memory on the Margins: Anne Grant’s Atlantic World

Kenneth McNeil

in Scottish Romanticism and Collective Memory in the British Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474455466
eISBN:
9781474490962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474455466.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Chapter 2 takes up the retrospective writing of Anne Grant, in which she imagines the peripheral spaces of the British Atlantic as the unique enclave of a particular mode of human society and of ... More


Liberty, Property and the Post-Culloden Acts of Parliament in the Gáidhealtachd

Matthew P. Dziennik

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how the post-Culloden acts of the British Parliament, intended to ‘assimilate’ the Scottish Highlands to Whig and British norms, was appropriated and adapted by local political ... More


Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

Andrew Newby

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623754
eISBN:
9780748653645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623754.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book focuses on the leading figures in radical politics in Ireland and the Scottish highlands and explores the links between them. It deals with topics that have been at the centre of recent ... More


Land and Interest in the Gaelic Atlantic World

Matthew P. Dziennik

in The Fatal Land: War, Empire, and the Highland Soldier in British America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300196726
eISBN:
9780300213508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196726.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines Highland ideas about land and landownership as well as the overlap between personal interest and the public good. Access to land was the foundation of security in much of the ... More


Historical and Sociolinguistic Background

Wilson McLeod

in Gaelic in Scotland: Policies, Movements, Ideologies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462396
eISBN:
9781474491396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462396.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter gives a historical overview of Gaelic in Scotland, including an analysis of its spread to different parts of Scotland in the Middle Ages and the trajectory of demographic decline and ... More


The genesis of international mass migration: The British case, 1750-1900

Eric Richards

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526131485
eISBN:
9781526138910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526131485.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Very large numbers of people began to depart the British Isles for the New Worlds after about 1770. This was a pioneering movement, a rehearsal for modern international migration. This book contends ... More


How Inauthentic was James Macpherson’s “Translation” of Ossian?

Donald Ostrowski (ed.)

in Who Wrote That?: Authorship Controversies from Moses to Sholokhov

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749704
eISBN:
9781501749728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749704.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter talks about the Scottish poet James Macpherson. It analyzes Macpherson's publication of the “Fragments of Ancient Poetry Collected in the Highlands of Scotland,” which he claimed was his ... More


Where the land meets the sea: liminality, identity and rural landscape in contemporary Scottish cinema

Duncan Petrie

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the intersection of the representation of place and the exploration of subjectivity and personal identity in three feature films, all of which are set on the coastline of rural ... More


“No Room for More”: Woolf’s Journey from London to Scotland, 1938

Rishona Zimring

in Woolf and the City

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780984259830
eISBN:
9781781382226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780984259830.003.0021
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on Woolf's account of her trip to the Scottish Highlands in 1938. Woolf's trip to Scotland has been largely ignored in Woolf criticism, and makes no appearance in David ... More


Around the Bend: Nanga Parbat, Namche Barwa

Mike Searle

in Colliding Continents: A geological exploration of the Himalaya, Karakoram, and Tibet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199653003
eISBN:
9780191918247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199653003.003.0015
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Geology and the Lithosphere

From the geological mapping, structural, and metamorphic investigations along the main Himalayan Range from Zanskar in the west through the Himachal Pradesh and Kumaon regions of India and along ... More


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