Crisis of identity: clan Chattan's response to government policy in the Scottish Highlands c. 1580-1609

A. Cathcart, S. Murdoch (Editor), A. Mackillop (Editor)

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This chapter describes a case study of one Gaelic group, the Mackintoshes and Clan Chattan Confederation and explores the impact of Scottish government policy on it. It shows the attitude of the government to the clan and the methods employed by the clan themselves in a bid to advance integration into wider Scottish society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFighting for identity: Scottish military experience c. 1550-1900
Place of PublicationLeiden, Netherlands
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameHistory of warfare


  • Scottish clan
  • Gaelic community
  • Scottish government policy
  • Scottish Highlands
  • integration
  • bonding
  • sixteenth century
  • seventeenth century
  • political alliance
  • military alliance

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