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Title: The survival of a Celtic society in the Mackay country formerly called Strathnaver in Northern Scotland from the sixteenth century
Author: Grimble, Ian
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1964
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How Feudalism reached Strathnaver. The nature of the Mackay title. The manner in which the Gordons obtained the earldom of Sutherland, then a feudal superiority over Strathnaver. The earliest surviving protest. Celtic Chiefs as Feudal Vassals. The relations between Mackay Chief and Gordon Karl, and the uses to which the vassal Chief was put. Clan Mackay as a Military Unit. An examination of the conduct of Mackay's Regiment during the Thirty Years' War. How Capitalism reached Strathn,aver. An examination of the causes of the Chief's insolvency, and of the extent to which this exposed his people to the dangers of expropriation. How 'Jacobitism1 reached Strathnaver. Mackay's continuing loyalty to Charles I, and the emergency caused by the King's defeat. How English Administration reached Strathnaver. Cromwellian policy towards the rebellious Mackay clan iand the quisling Gordon Earl, and its effect upon the process of expropriation. How Calvinism reached Strathnaver. The beginnings of the Ministry, and its influence both upon political affiliations and upon social behaviour in Strathnaver. The Family of an 18th Century Tacksman. Iain Mac Eachainn of* Olaise Neach in the parish of Durness, his wife and children, as they were depicted in the poetry of Rob Donn. Chieftainesses in Strathnaver. An examination of the parts played by successive wives of the Chiefs of Mackay, of the Mackays, of Bighouse, and of the Saris of Sutherland in northern society. Emigration from Strathnaver. The comment of the poets, the depositions of emigrants and external observations concerning the emigrations of the 18th century. Women in Strathnaver. Rob Bonn's evidence concerning the position and lives of women in his time. Occupations. The record of daily life, tliat emerges from Rob Bonn's poetry. Disintegration. The collapse of the old pattern of . Gaelic life during the 19th century.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.592528  DOI: Not available
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