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'Whose cry is liberty, and fatherland': Kossuth, Garibaldi and European nationalism in Scottish political poetry

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Citation

Blair K (2018) 'Whose cry is liberty, and fatherland': Kossuth, Garibaldi and European nationalism in Scottish political poetry. Scottish Literary Review, 10 (2), pp. 71-94. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/707797

Abstract
This article explores Scottish investments in European nationalist causes through the lens of popular verse, largely published in the newspaper press. It argues that this verse is indicative of a wider perception that Scotland had different and greater investments in European nineteenth-century nationalism than the rest of Britain. The article examines poetry centred on Louis (Lajos) Kossuth and Hungary, and Giuseppe Garibaldi of Italy, as the two most frequently represented and discussed figures in relation to perceived battles for national liberation in Europe.

Keywords
Scotland; Victorian; Garibaldi; Kossuth; Italian Risorgimento; Hungary; working-class; poetry; Language and Literature; Literature and Literary Theory

Journal
Scottish Literary Review: Volume 10, Issue 2

StatusPublished
FundersUniversity of Strathclyde
Publication date30/11/2018
Publication date online01/09/2018
Date accepted by journal22/04/2018
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/34181
Publisher URLhttps://muse.jhu.edu/article/707797
ISSN1756-5634
eISSN2050-6678

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Professor Kirstie Blair
Professor Kirstie Blair

Dean of Faculty of Arts and Humanities, AH Management and Support Team