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Title: George Buchanan's 'Rerum Scoticarum Historia'
Author: Abbott, Donald M.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1977
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The thesis attempts to examine the author's aims and methods and assess the Serum Scoticarum Historia as a whole. The controversial relationship between Buchanan and Mary Queen of Scots is discussed. After information on Buchanan's career, the intellectual background of the sixteenth century and the work of his predecessors is given consideration. The conclusion is proposed that the Historia was a serious piece of historical work and that, although at times openly prejudiced, it represented an advance in historiography in that, by comparison with the more rhetorical approach of Boece, it showed closer interest in understanding the real causes behind events.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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