Divided Gaels: Gaelic Cultural Identities in Scotland and Ireland C. 1200-1650

Divided Gaels: Gaelic Cultural Identities in Scotland and Ireland C. 1200-1650

by Wilson McLeod

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Divided Gaels: Gaelic Cultural Identities in Scotland and Ireland C. 1200-1650 by Wilson McLeod

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199247226
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/25/2004
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Conclusion
Appendixes
Bibliography
Indexes

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