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Author:
Edward J. Cowan
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978-1906566241
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1906566240
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John Donald (February 12, 2010)
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Edward J. Cowan FRSE born in 1944 in Edinburgh is a Scottish historian The Wallace Book (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2007) 240pp.

Edward J. Cowan FRSE born in 1944 in Edinburgh is a Scottish historian. Now Emeritus Professor, formerly Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and Director of the university’s Dumfries Campus, he previously taught at the Universities of Edinburgh and Guelph, Ontario. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, He has also been a Visiting Professor in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. He lives in the Glenkens area of Kirkcudbrightshire. The Wallace Book (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2007) 240pp. For Freedom Alone’: The Declaration of Arbroath 1320 (East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2003) 162pp.

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Birlinn, Aug 10, 2012 - History - 258 pages. Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. This title investigates what is known of the medieval warrior's career. It examines his reputation, from the time of his horrendous execution onwards.

Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, Wallace initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Cowan FRSE is a Scottish historian. William Wallace: ‘The Choice of the Estates’’ in The Wallace Book ed. E. J. Cowan (Edinburgh: John Donald, 2007) 9-25. He is Director of the University of Glasgow's Dumfries Campus and Professor of Scottish History and Literature.

The Wallace Book has been added to your Cart. Edward J. Cowan is a professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and has written widely on the history of Viking Scotland, early modern Scottish political thought, Scottish popular culture and Scottish emigration history.

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Through his personality, ingenuity and ability, he initiated a resistance movement which ultimately secured the nation's freedom and independence. Yet, Wallace was reviled, opposed and eventually betrayed by the nobility in his own day to re-surface in the epic poetry of the fifteenth century as a champion and liberator. Eventually, his legend overtook the historical reality, a process which has continued for centuries as manifested in modern media and film. A team of leading historians and critics from both Scotland and England investigate what is known of the medieval warrior's career from contemporary sources, most of which, unusually for a national hero, were created by his enemies. His reputation, from the time of his horrendous execution to the present, is examined to ascertain what the figure of Wallace meant to different generations of Scots. Too dangerous perhaps for his own era, he became the supreme Scottish hero of all time; the archetypal Scot who would teach kings and nobles where their duty lay, and who would live free or freely die for the liberty of his nation.
  • This book brings the William Wallace story up to date with the lastest dicoveries by Scottish scholars. All bought together rather well by Mr. Cowan

  • Having descended from SCOTLAND'S { and History's IMHO } Greatest Patriot, this tome was particularly Special to me; this Awesome honest, well--researched and cogent insight, truly swelled pride and warmth in my heart as well as under--scoring much of what I already knew! However, there were new insights Mr. Cowen brought out that really illuminated a much fuller tapestry of just how complex, how Multi--faceted Sir William was. He Absolutely and Devoutly Loved his ALBA [ Gaelic for SCOTLAND ], his fellow Countrymen { even though so many ( mostly [ so--called ]--Nobles fought mightally against his Ironclad resolve to rid SCOTLAND completely and Eternally of the heinous Sassenachs { English generally, Longshanks--in particular }. For me, had Sir William never been born, SCOTLAND today would not exist. . .the entire land would be England; he was the ONE who inspired The Bruce to continue on with the resolve finally to achieve Independence! Kudos to Mr. Cowen, this truly is an Iconic work and Wonder! ! !

  • The movie "Braveheart" reminded many people of the Scottish hero. This book goes beyond popular culture and examines Wallace from a more academic perspective.

    Chapters consider such issues as the sparse record of known Wallace writing (a miniscule number of these exist); an assessment of what we do and do not know about Wallace; an examination of the battle of Stirling Bridge, an extraordinary victory by Wallace and his followers against an English force; an examination of the relevance of Blind Hary's work "Wallace" (Blind Hary authored a version of the story of Wallace, and there is disagreement over how seriously this work should be taken); the lack of a significant material culture of artifacts associated with Wallace; the so-called Wallace Sword; and so on.

    The book is written in a more academic manner; it is densely footnoted. However, by trying to carry out a more rigorous analysis, the reader gets a sense of some of the deeper issues related to William Wallace. Worth a look if this approach seems interesting. . . .