Rosalind Mitchison, 18 October 1984
Show More The Companion to Gaelic Scotland edited by Derick Thomson.
Blackwell, 363 pp., £25, December 1983, 0 631 12502 7Show More
Experience and Enlightenment: Socialisation for Cultural Changes in 18th-Century Scotland by Charles Camic.
Edinburgh, 301 pp., £20, January 1984, 0 85224 483 5Show More
Knee Deep in Claret: A Celebration of Wine and Scotland by Billy Kay and Cailean Maclean.
Mainstream, 232 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 906391 45 8Show More
Education and Opportunity in Victorian Scotland: Schools and Universities by R.D. Anderson.
Oxford, 384 pp., £25, July 1983, 0 19 822696 9Show More
Scotland: The Real Divide edited by Gordon Brown and Robin Cook.
Mainstream, 251 pp., £9.95, November 1983, 0 906391 18 0Show More
Wealth and Virtue: The Shaping of Political Economy in the Scottish Enlightenment edited by Istvan Hont and Michael Ignatieff.
Cambridge, 371 pp., £35, November 1983, 0 521 23397 6Show More
“... Historians of any society have to learn to be wary of the accepted myths of their subject. Sometimes these bogus visions of the past are deliberately created or fostered by the governing group. Sometimes they come from an educated but perhaps unsophisticated middle class, anxious to gain historical sanction for its security and power. Sometimes these beliefs are the possession and creation of the working class ...”