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Folklore of the Scottish Highlands

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A book by Anne Ross

The folklore of the Scottish Highlands is unique and very much alive. Anne Ross is a Gaelic-speaking scholar and archaeologist who has lived and worked in crofting communities, which has enabled her to collect information firsthand and assess the veracity … see full wiki

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Author: Anne Ross
Publisher: Tempus
1 review about Folklore of the Scottish Highlands

Excellent overview

  • Aug 13, 2010
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+5
This book provides a general overview and synthesis of various topics in Highland folklore. The book covers ideas on witchcraft, death omens, second sight, the pagan survivals in festivals, etc. Each chapter brings together tales from other sources, the author's own experiences, and some discussion of related topics.

While the book is short, it provides a synthesis not found in mere collections of superstitions and folk-practices, and Dr Ross brings to the work her expertise in the study of pre-Christian Britain and Scotland. The analysis helps to provide a great deal of depth that might otherwise be missing.

Highly recommended.

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