'A mind restless seeking': Sorley MacLean's historical research and the poet as historian.

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Abstract

The success and reputation of Sorley MacLean as international poet has tended to obscure (or displace) his lifelong research in the history and traditions of the Hebrides. This paper builds on the widening disciplinarity of historical studeis to remind ourselves how vitally important the poet has been as historian.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAinmeil thar Cheudan.
Subtitle of host publicationPresentations to the 2011 Sorley MacLean Conference.
EditorsRonald W Renton, Ian MacDonald
Place of PublicationSabhal Mòr Ostaig, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach
PublisherClò Ostaig
Pages121-134
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)978-0-9562615-4-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventSorley Maclean Conference - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Slèite, An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Jun 201118 Jun 2011

Conference

ConferenceSorley Maclean Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period15/06/1118/06/11

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Keywords

  • poet
  • historian
  • oral tradition
  • memory
  • identity

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Cheape, H. (2016). 'A mind restless seeking': Sorley MacLean's historical research and the poet as historian. In R. W. Renton, & I. MacDonald (Eds.), Ainmeil thar Cheudan.: Presentations to the 2011 Sorley MacLean Conference. (pp. 121-134). [11] Clò Ostaig.