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The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Michael Shaw


As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals distinct but comparable concerns with cultural defence and revivalism in fin-de-siècle Scotland, evident in the work of a number of writers and artists including Robert Louis Stevenson, Patrick Geddes, Fiona Macleod, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Mona Caird, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Duncan and various contributors to The Evergreen. Situating Scottish literature and art alongside international developments in culture, especially the rise of decadence, symbolism and Celt ... More

Keywords: Decadence, Scottish literature, Celtic, Patrick Geddes, Robert Louis Stevenson, Fin de siècle, Occultism, Paganism, Pageantry, Japonisme

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474433952
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Shaw, author