Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830 Series Number 78 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830 Series Number 78 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Romanticism: Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830 Series Number 78 (Hardback)

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Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 11/12/2008
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Focusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Penny Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space. This book examines geography as a form of regional, national and global definition, addressing national surveys, local stories, place-names and travel writing, and argues that the case of Scotland complicates the identification of Romanticism with the local. Fielding considers Scotland as 'North Britain' in a period when the North of Europe was becoming a strong cultural and political identity, and explores ways in which Scotland was both formative and disruptive of British national consciousness. Containing studies of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, as well as the lesser-known figures of Anne Grant and Margaret Chalmers, this study discusses an exceptionally broad range of historical, geographical, scientific, linguistic, antiquarian and political writing from throughout North Britain.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521895149
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm


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'The book's strength lies as much in lovely, nuanced readings such as this demonstrating the continuing interest and appeal of an almost forgotten writer, as it does in the larger arguments about enlightenment historiography. Both qualities, however, make Fielding's work an important contribution to the growing field of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scottish studies.' Scottish Literary Review
"[A] compelling and rich read that also introduces a historical dimension into the ongoing debate on the dangers and promises of globalization." Eighteenth Century Fiction, Leith Davis, Simon Fraser University
"With a keen ear for her chosen authors' subtle (and sometimes contradictory) agendas, an admirable grasp of both the historical and contemporary theoretical trends informing their texts, and a highly readable prose style, Fielding ensures that Scotland and the Fictions of Geography will take its place alongside Writing and Orality as a touchstone text of Scottish studies for years to come." 18th Century Scotland, Evan Gottlieb, Oregon State University
"This is a work that will be valuable to any reader trying to make senseof Scottish or North British Romanticism and indispensable to those who wish to delve deeper into that contested, contradictory territory." -David Goldie,University of Strathclyde

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