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The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745 Murray Pittock

The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745

Murray Pittock

Published June 1st 2009
ISBN : 9780748627578
Paperback
229 pages
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 About the Book 

The first edition of The Myth of the Jacobite Clans was a revolutionary book. It argued that British history had long sought to caricature Jacobitism rather than to understand it, and that the Jacobite Risings drew on extensive Lowland support and had a national quality within Scotland. The Times Higher Education Supplement hailed its authors formidable talents and the book and its ideas fuelled discussions in the national press.Now entirely rewritten with extensive new primary research, this second edition addresses the questions of the first in more detail, examining the systematic misrepresentation of Jacobitism, the impressive size of the Jacobite armies, their training and organization and the Jacobite goal of dissolving the Union, and bringing to life the ordinary Scots who formed the core of Jacobite support in the ill-fated Rising of 1745. Now, more than ever, The Myth of the Jacobite Clans sounds the call for an end to the dismissive sneers and pointless romanticisation which have dogged