«Savage Scotland», «Lowland Courtesy» and the English Language as Factors in the Formation of «British» Identity from High Middle Ages to the Union of the Crowns in 1603

Piontkovsky, A. V. «Obraz «Dikoy Shotlandii» v pozdnesrednevekovoy kartine mira i ego vliyanie na unionistskuyu polemiku nachala XVII veka [«Savage Scotland», «Lowland Courtesy» and the English Language as Factors in the Formation of  «British» Identity from High Middle Ages to the Union of the Crowns in 1603], in: Proslogion: Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Social History and Culture, 2020. Vol. 6 (1). P.  127–167.

Andrei Valerievich Piontkovsky, graduate student, Institute of History, SaintPetersburg State University (199034, Rossiya, Sankt-Peterburg, Мendeleevskaya liniya, 5)

Language: Russian

This article is dedicated to the consideration of the development of imaginations about Scotland in the continental European and insular British literature of the late Middle Ages. It is revealed how important these ideas remained for the intellectuals of the Early Modern Period, and what role it played within the controversy concerning The Union of The Crowns. The key factors are language, political culture and common religious beliefs it is what distinguished the «civilized» English and Lowland Scots from the inhabitants of the Highlands, as well as Ireland.

Key words: Union of the Crowns, Highland, identity, barbarism, Britain

URL: http://proslogion.ru/en/61-piontkovsky/

DOI: 10.24411/2500-0926-2021-00005

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