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The Promotion of KnowledgeLectures to Mark the Centenary of the British Academy 1902-2002$
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John Morrill

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263129

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263129.001.0001

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A Scottish Perspective

A Scottish Perspective

(p.181) Comment A: A Scottish Perspective
The Promotion of Knowledge

Craig Cairns

British Academy

This chapter criticizes Keith Robbins' lecture on the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It argues that Robbins' request for correspondence and dialogue contradicts his previous statement that History and Historians in the Twentieth Century provides no place for British historical writing in the twentieth century which had been written in the United Kingdom outside England. It also questions Robbins' use of a model of national culture which derives from and sustains the structure of English culture as the measure by which other national cultures are to be valued.

Keywords:   history, lecture, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Keith Robbins, historical writing, national culture, English culture

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