Vernacular Catholic literature: Scottish Gaelic

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Brief survey of 17C and early-18C vernacular Catholic literature in Scottish Gaelic. This brief overview of surviving references to Catholicism in early modern Scottish Gaelic vernacular literature outlines an absence as much as it delineates a presence. Such references are less common than might be expected, principally because of contemporary political considerations, but also, perhaps, due to the Reformed Church allegiances of the pioneer eighteenth-century collectors of oral literature.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism, Volume II
Subtitle of host publicationUncertainty and Change, 1641-1745
EditorsJohn Morrill, Liam Temple
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978–0–19–884343–6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2023


  • Catholicism
  • Scottish Gaelic
  • early modern history
  • literary history


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