Home » Scotichronicon, Bks. 11-12 by D.E.R. Watt
Scotichronicon, Bks. 11-12 D.E.R. Watt

Scotichronicon, Bks. 11-12

D.E.R. Watt

Published
ISBN : 9780080412221
Hardcover
570 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

At the request of David Stewart of Rosyth, a Fife laird, Walter Bower wrote this epic history of the Scots. He took over materials ascribed to an earlier historian, John of Fordun, and continued the history down to his own day. Among the famousMoreAt the request of David Stewart of Rosyth, a Fife laird, Walter Bower wrote this epic history of the Scots. He took over materials ascribed to an earlier historian, John of Fordun, and continued the history down to his own day. Among the famous stories he covers is the myth that the Scots took their name originally from Scota, Pharaohs daughter. Scotichronicon has become one of the most important medieval accounts of early Scottish history. It provides a strong expression of national identity and offers a window into the world view of medieval commentators.