4967Lost Scottish folk tales published online
- Jun 23, 2011Not technically period, but I'm guessing still of some interest :-).
>The notebooks of the Scottish folklore pioneer Alexander CarmichaelIn Service,
>have been prepared for publication.
>It will be the first time Carmichael's work has been available in
> From 1860, he spent 50 years collecting legends, songs, curses and
> oral history from Gaelic-speakers.
>Researchers and archivists have worked for two years preparing the
>notes for publication by the University of Edinburgh.
>Carmichael's work has led to him being likened to the brothers Grimm
>His volume Carmina Gadelica, published in 1900, is estimated to have
>included only a tenth of his original research material.
>Senior researcher Dr Donald William Stewart said: "Alexander
>Carmichael tirelessly, even obsessively, recorded the culture, lore
>and beliefs of his native Scottish highlands.
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