Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc: the Nineteenth-Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue

Kidd, S. (Ed.) (2016) Còmhraidhean nan Cnoc: the Nineteenth-Century Gaelic Prose Dialogue. Scottish Gaelic Texts Society: Glasgow. ISBN 9780903586085

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This volume is a study of the còmhradh, or dialogue, which was a highly distinctive feature of the Gaelic literary landscape in the nineteenth century. Over 300 còmhraidhean appeared in print over the course of the century, mainly in Scotland, but also in Gaelic periodicals in Canada and Australia. Commonly associated with the Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod/Caraid nan Gàidheal (17831862) and his journals of the 1830s and 1840s, the genre was one which was revived in the Gaelic columns of newspapers during the 1870s and 1880s, and became the principal Gaelic prose genre for discussing land issues and politics during the turbulent Land Agitation years. The volume includes thirty-five edited còmhraidhean with accompanying notes, an extensive critical introduction, and a glossary to support readers in their understanding of these lexically, and idiomatically, rich texts. The subject matter ranges from the Gaelic language, education, and emigration to church politics, land agitation, and technological innovation.

Item Type:Edited Books
Keywords:Còmhradh, dialogue, Gaelic literature, nineteenth century, Rev. Dr Norman MacLeod (Caraid nan Gàidheal), Highlands, Highland social history.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kidd, Dr Sheila
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1501 Scottish Gaelic Language
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic
Publisher:Scottish Gaelic Texts Society
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
465801Scottish Gaelic Dialogue texts - a critical editionSheila KiddThe Scottish Gaelic Texts Society (SCOTT-GAEL)AFW/HMHU - CELTIC AND GAELIC
599941Comhraidhean nan Cnoc: Scottish Gaelic Dialogues.Sheila KiddThe Scottish Gaelic Texts Society (SCOTT-GAEL)letter 6.01.12HU - CELTIC AND GAELIC