Scripting the Nation: Court Poetry and the Authority of History in Late Medieval Scotland

On the uses of the past: diplomacy, genealogy, and historiography -- Subversive histories: strategies of identity in Scottish historiography -- "Ane worthier genology": translatio imperii and the divine imperative of history -- Legacies of nationalist historiography and the founding of Scottish poetry -- Literary genealogy and national identity in Dunbar and Kennedy -- From courtly love to court poetics: Dunbar's petitions and the Scottish transformation of tradition -- "Writtin in the langage of Scottis natioun": the political poetry of Douglas's Eneados.