The Scottish dreamscape: spread
in Warrior dreams
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This chapter investigates the Highland mythology's endurance and spread. It approaches the Scottish dreamscape's international spread from five directions. The chapter looks at the poems of Ossian and their uses in early nineteenth-century nationalism. It describes the Russian reception to exemplify how the Highlander assisted in the creation of other nations' histories. The chapter explores the image of the Highland soldier. The kilted warrior's frequent depictions in the arts and in early photojournalism after Waterloo and the Crimean War lent the Scottish dreamscape an enduring martial quality. The chapter discusses touring Scottish music hall entertainers and especially Sir Harry Lauder. It argues that the Scots have repeatedly used their own mythology to speak to international audiences and to markets of longing. Finally, the chapter focuses on pseudo-Scottish films and novels.

Warrior dreams

Playing Scotsmen in mainland Europe


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