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Debatable Land

Scott Lyall

in Hugh MacDiarmid's Poetry and Politics of Place: Imagining a Scottish Republic

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623341
eISBN:
9780748652167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623341.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter explores Langholm, which is central to the creation of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poetry and politics. His self-imposed intellectual task began in the Langholm Library. MacDiarmid revenges his ... More


Debatable Land

Paul Carter

in The Road to Botany Bay: An Exploration of Landscape and History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669974
eISBN:
9781452946900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669974.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the meaning of the phrase “Debatable Land.” Early maps showing aboriginal tribal divisions describe “Debatable Land” as either land that no one had laid claim to or land whose ... More


Terra Divisa/Terra Divina: (T/E/A/R)

Maria Damon

in Accessorizing the Body: Habits of Being I

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675784
eISBN:
9781452946337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675784.003.0011
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

This chapter describes a sampler embroidered with the letters T, E, A, R by artist Maria Damon. Terra Divisa/Terra Divina: (T/E/A/R), referring to the Scottish/English “Debatable Lands,” is bisected ... More


Hadrian’s Wall: An Allegory for British Disunity

Richard Hingley

in Celts, Romans, Britons: Classical and Celtic Influence in the Construction of British Identities

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198863076
eISBN:
9780191895609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863076.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter addresses the recent afterlife of Hadrian’s Wall, focusing on the use of this monument in debates about English and Scottish nationhood, and in particular the frequently recurring idea ... More


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