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Scotland's Stone of Destiny

Myth, History and Nationhood

By Nick Aitchison

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| Paperback | 9780752450346

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Scotland’s "Stone of Destiny" is the most famous symbol of both Scottish nationhood and the British monarchy. Nick Aitchison has produced the first fully researched and illustrated study of its history, mythology, and cultural significance. Continue

Scotland’s "Stone of Destiny" is the most famous symbol of both Scottish nationhood and the British monarchy. Nick Aitchison has produced the first fully researched and illustrated study of its history, mythology, and cultural significance. Having first traced the origin, evolution, and function of myths surrounding the Stone and the ancient prophecy that gives the Stone its name, he examines the stone itself and for the first time reveals the Stone’s original function and the origins of its symbolic sanctity. The Stone’s historic contexts ands its role in royal inauguration and coronation rituals are also discussed, including an analysis of the rich symbolism surrounding the Stone and its changing nature over time. The book concludes with a discussion of the Stone’s symbolic significance with the creation of the Scottish parliament.

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 160 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0752450344
  • ISBN-13: 9780752450346
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publish date: 2009-04-01
  • Dimensions: 84 mm x 1,096 mm x 1,554 mm Just how big is that?
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