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The Myth of the Jacobite ClansThe Jacobite Army in 1745$
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Murray Pittock

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780748627561

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627561.001.0001

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What is a Highlander, What was a Jacobite?

What is a Highlander, What was a Jacobite?

(p.31) 1 What is a Highlander, What was a Jacobite?
The Myth of the Jacobite Clans

Murray Pittock

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter defines the concepts of ‘Highlander’ and ‘Jacobite’ as regards the arguments of this study: for one of the best excuses sloppy historical treatment of the '45 has had is the way in which these terms, which ought to be precise and of record, have themselves become vague in use. It typically notes that the word ‘Highlander’ serves as shorthand for a confusion of three concepts: geographical/geological; linguistic; and social. It also notes that modern histories find secure definitions of the Highlands difficult, and contemporary documentation on the Jacobite Risings also not infrequently showed similar confusion on the question of what constitutes a Highlander.

Keywords:   Highlander, Jacobite, Highlands, Jacobite Risings

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