The Matter of Scotland: historiography and historical verse in medieval Scotland
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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, MI .
Written in English


  • Scottish poetry -- To 1700,
  • English poetry -- Scottish authors.,
  • Literature and history.

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Open LibraryOL14502868M

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