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Folklore of the Scottish Highlands By Anne Ross

Folklore of the Scottish Highlands
by Anne Ross

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Folklore of the Scottish highlands, past and present, is explained. Seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals, the famous walking songs, the Highland tradition of seers and second sight, omens and taboos and rituals associated with life and death are also discussed.
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Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross

The folklore of the Scottish Highlands is unique and very much alive. Dr Anne Ross, a Gaelic-speaking Celtic scholar and archaeologist, has lived and worked in crofting communities, enabling her to collect information at first hand and to assess the veracity of material already published. She portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society in the light of Celtic and more recent Scottish history, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous waulking songs; the Highland tradition of seers and second sight; omens and taboos, both good and bad; chilling experiences of witchcraft and the Evil Eye; rituals associated with life and death. Dr Anne Ross, formerly Lecturer in the Extramural Department of the University of Southampton, where she taught Iron Age and general Celtic topics, now lives near Aberystwyth and teaches part time at the University. She is the author of several books including Roman Celtic Britain and of the Pagan Celts, as well as numerous papers and teaches part time.

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The folklore of the Scottish Highlands is unique and very much alive. Dr. Anne Ross, a Gaelic-speaking Celtic scholar and archaeologist, has lived and worked in crofting communities, enabling her to collect information at first hand and to assess the veracity of material already published. She portrays the beliefs and customs of Scottish Gaelic society in the light of Celtic and more recent Scottish history, including: seasonal customs deriving from Celtic festivals; the famous walking songs; the Highland tradition of seers and second sight; omens and taboos, both good and bad; chilling experiences of witchcraft and the Evil Eye; rituals associated with life and death. She is the author of several books, including "Roman Celtic Britain" and "The Pagan Celts", as well as numerous papers in learned journals.

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GOR003578461
Folklore of the Scottish Highlands by Anne Ross
Anne Ross
Used - Good
Hardback
Pavilion Books
1990-05-05
176
0713454474
9780713454475
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.