"Rude Bard of the North": James Macpherson and the Folklore of Democracy

@article{Bold2001RudeBO,
  title={"Rude Bard of the North": James Macpherson and the Folklore of Democracy},
  author={V. Bold},
  journal={Journal of American Folklore},
  year={2001},
  volume={114},
  pages={464 - 477}
}
  • V. Bold
  • Published 2001
  • History
  • Journal of American Folklore
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