The Gaelic Otherworld: John Gregorson Campbell's Superstitions of the Highlands & Islands of Scotland and Witchcraft & Second Sight in the Highlands & Islands

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Birlinn, 2008 - History - 769 pages
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John Gregorson Campbell (1836-91) was one of a number of outstanding folklorists who collected and published the traditions of their native Highlands and Islands during the second half of the nineteenth century and the first few years of the twentieth. In addition to a trail-blazing introduction which places these Highland beliefs firmly in their social context, Ronald Black provides substantial explanatory endnotes and a comprehensive new index, all of which allow The Gaelic Otherworld to take its proper place as a classic of world folklore.

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User Review  - Lolair - LibraryThing

Wonderful compilation of two works of Scottish folklore from the early 20th century. This book makes a wonderful companion to Alexander Carmichael's "Carmina Gadelica" as the "Carmina Gadelica" has ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mel - Goodreads

A superb read; and in-depth analysis that's both extensive and highly detailed.....mind you, what else would you really expect from a Gaelic minister?? Read full review


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Ronald Black is the Gaelic editor of the Scotsman and a columnist for the West Highland Free Press. He is the editor of Johnson’s Journey to the Western Islands and To the Hebrides.

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