In this detailed and absorbing study, Wilson McLeod challenges the familiar view that Gaelic Scotland and Gaelic Ireland formed a cultural unit during the late middle ages and early modern period. Dr McLeod's examination of the surviving sources, especially formal bardic poetry, shows that Ireland was culturally dominant. While Scottish Gaeldom attached great significance to the Irish connection, Irish Gaeldom, McLeod argues, perceived Scotland as peripheral.
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Political and Cultural Background
2. Literary and Intellectual Culture in the Gaelic World
3. Scotland and Ireland: The Vision of Bardic Poetry
4. Separation and Breakdown