Highland Journeys (Hardcover)

Author: Hogg, James

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Hogg left a written record of three of his many journeys to the Highlands, those of 1802, 1803 and 1804, and in "Highland Journeys" he offers a thoughtful and deeply-felt response to the Highland Clearances. He gives vivid pictures of his experiences, including a narrow escape from a Navy press-gang, and a Sacrament day with one minister preaching in English and another in Gaelic. Hogg also explains aspects of Gaelic culture such as the waulking songs, and he describes the trade in kelp, lucrative to the landowners but back-breaking and ill-paid for the workers. Highland Journeys makes a refreshing contribution to our understanding of early nineteenth-century travel writing.

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Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780748624867
SKU 206883504
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0748624864
Release Date 5/30/2010
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0352
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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