Dùn Èistean: the historical background, c. 1493 – c.1700

MacCoinnich, A. (2015) Dùn Èistean: the historical background, c. 1493 – c.1700. In: Barrowman, R.C. (ed.) Dùn Èistean, Ness: The Excavation of a Clan Stronghold. Acair Press: Stornoway, UK, 41-68 ; 84-85. ISBN 9780861525393

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This considers the documentary evidence for the 'brieves' or the 'Clan Morrison' a family of hereditary law men in the north of the Isle of Lewis, c. 1493-1700. This investigation was produced as part of an archaeological report following excavation at the Dun Eistean site in the north of Lewis. The documentary record provides evidence which can challenge notions, past and present, of the area as being 'remote' and isolated. The people in the vicinity of this sea stack are placed firmly in their Atlantic, Scottish and British contexts.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Also appendix 3.1 ‘weapons and firearms in Gaelic Scotland, 1500-1630’; table 3.1 ‘some documentary sources to the extended ‘brieve’ family (Morrisons); table 3.2 ‘MacLeod family relationships’.
Keywords:Scottish history, Dun Eistean, Gaelic, Gaelic community, Isle of Lewis, Clan Morrison, Scotland, brehon, britheamh, Ness
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacCoinnich, Dr Aonghas
Authors: MacCoinnich, A.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Acair Press

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