Adaptation, integration, and renewal: Scottish Gaelic literature, 1650-1750

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A history and assessment of Scottish Gaelic oral and written literature from 1650 to 1750.
Book introduction: The period from 1650 to 1800 encompasses the Restoration, the 1688 Revolution, the failure of the Company of Scotland's Darien colony, the 1707 Acts of Union, the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745, and the emergence of the new British Empire as a global superpower.

It also witnessed religious, economic, and social upheavals, the beginnings of industrialisation, and the start of the Clearances, as well as the astonishing efflorescence of intellectual activity known as the Scottish Enlightenment.

This International Companion offers new perspectives on how the long eighteenth century transformed Scotland's literary cultures - both high and low, dominant and marginalised - in English, Gaelic, Latin, and Scots.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Companion to Scottish Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century
EditorsLeith Davis, Janet Sorensen
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherScottish Literature International
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-1-908980-31-1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameInternational Companions to Scottish Literature
PublisherScottish Literature International


  • Scottish Gaelic
  • literature
  • early modern


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