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

Aonghas Maccoinnich

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Abstract

A review and analysis of the documentary evidence for the 'brieves' or the 'Clan Morrison' and what this can tell us about the population in and around this fortified sea stack in the north of the island of Lewis, c. 1493-1700. This was produced to accompany an archaeological report following ecavation at the Dun Eistean site in the north of Lewis. The documentary record provides evidence which challenges 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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationDùn Èistean
Subtitle of host publicationExcavations on a Late-Medieval Clan Stronghold
EditorsRachel Barrowman
Place of PublicationStornoway
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2014

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Keywords

  • Scottish history
  • Dun Eistean
  • Gaelic
  • Gaelic community
  • Isle of Lewis
  • Clan Morrison

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Maccoinnich, A. (Accepted/In press). Dùn Èistean: The historical background, c. 1493 – c.1700. In R. Barrowman (Ed.), Dùn Èistean: Excavations on a Late-Medieval Clan Stronghold Stornoway.
Maccoinnich, Aonghas. / Dùn Èistean : The historical background, c. 1493 – c.1700. Dùn Èistean: Excavations on a Late-Medieval Clan Stronghold . editor / Rachel Barrowman. Stornoway, 2014.
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