Power and Propaganda: Scotland 1306-1488

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Abstract

An introduction to a period in history dominated by national identity and independence from English sovereignty Expert assessment of the period arranged in thematic chapters Gives fresh insights into the period that draw on a wide range of sources Extensive further reading lists Power and Propaganda is a thematic reflection on the political history of late medieval Scotland, that considers the ways in which power was expressed and renegotiated during a crucial period in the kingdom's history. It deals with themes including the nature of the power enjoyed by kings, how that power was maintained and how it was deployed; the interpersonal relations and struggles between kings and the elites within their kingdoms; and, the structures of governance through which power operated and was felt down to a local level. Late medieval Scotland is especially fertile ground for an examination of all of these themes as two new dynasties - the Bruces and the Stewarts - were faced with the challenge of establishing their own legitimacy and authority.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh UK
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages240
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780748694198, 9780748694204
ISBN (Print)9780748645862, 9780748645879
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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