Clans and Chiefs

Clans and Chiefs

by Ian Grimble
     
 

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This book remains the classic account of the origin of the clan among the Celtic people of Europe. It describes how the clan system was brought to Scotland, where it first enjoyed a new lease of life, and discusses its subsequent anachronism in a rapidly changing country. The relationship between a remote government and a society increasingly resistant to change was…  See more details below

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This book remains the classic account of the origin of the clan among the Celtic people of Europe. It describes how the clan system was brought to Scotland, where it first enjoyed a new lease of life, and discusses its subsequent anachronism in a rapidly changing country. The relationship between a remote government and a society increasingly resistant to change was inevitably tense, and the final consequence of this was the brutal destruction of a whole social structure. Yet after this the clan system was revived as a model of romantic celebration and pride." "Ian Grimble tells this extraordinary story both as a whole and through the history of its largest clan groupings - Gordons, Macgregors, Mackenzies, Stewarts, Macdonalds and Campbells.

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Gimble's 1980 volume offers a history of the origins of the Celtic clans throughout Europe. Though generally identified with Scotland, the word clan actually is Gaelic for children. The text is buttressed with monochrome photos and illustrations. A good title for academic collections or public libraries serving large Scottish/Irish populations. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780760722695
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/16/2000
Pages:
267

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