In the late medieval and early modern periods, Scottish latinity had its distinctive stamp, most intriguingly so in its effects upon the literary vernacular and on themes of national identity. This volume shows how, when viewed through the prism of latinity, Scottish textuality was distinctive and fecund. The flowering of Scottish writing owed itself to a subtle combination of literary praxis, the ideal of eloquentia, and ideological deftness, which enabled writers to service a burgeoning national literary tradition.
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Ian Johnson is the Berlin Bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal. In 2001, when he was the Journal's Beijing correspondent, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on the Falun Gong. He lives in Berlin.