Re: [albanach] hunting and camping in the highlands
- At 7:55 PM -0700 1/9/02, Charles Long wrote:
>Thanks for the history lesson. I'm not a historian and you brought up a lotWell, to put things in perspective, despite being a trained
>of points I never thought of.
historian, _I_ never thought of these things until I really started
to get into researching and examining the evidence for the kilt and
"great kilt" and had to really test the evidence to deal not only
with trying to get answers, but address the many myths and legends.
Over the last 5 or 6 years, I have come more and more to realize and
appreciate the serious problems there are with a lot of the evidence
that is commonly cited as evidence regarding medieval Highland
clothing. Very rarely do any of the books, articles, or web pages
that cite the texts or depictions/drawings ever look carefully at the
surrounding context; they tend to just look at the specific words or
specific picture and take it at face value, without considering
whether the source is claiming to be describing/drawing something
they have actually seen, or something that happened long ago, or
It is rather frustrating when you're trying to find the answer to a
question, though, isn't it!
What you might look for is a 16th or 17th century text that talks
about Lowlanders going into the Highlands for hunting and such and
dressing as the natives do. This text might talk about some of the
details of hunting in the late period Highlands that you're looking
for (and, if I recall correctly, was written by someone who had done
it -- mind you, I could be recalling incorrectly about that!). But I
can't recall who wrote it or what book I found it in -- Eogan might
know the reference, though.
Sharon L. Krossa, krossa@...