Identity in the Gaelic World 600-1600 (CLST2612)


This unit will examine key topics in the history of Scottish self-awareness from the Picts to the early modern period. We will consider the many diverse origins of Scotland's regional cultures, Scotland's part in the European Enlightenment, and relations between highlands, islands and lowlands in shaping identities in the wider Gaelic world.

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2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x2500wd Essay (50%), 1x2hrs Exam (50%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

18 Junior credit points from any of Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, English, French, Ancient Greek, German, Hebrew, History, Italian, Latin, Linguistics, Modern Greek, Sanskrit, Spanish, Studies in Religion or World Religions

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