Scottish Customs

From the Cradle to the Grave

By Margaret Bennett

Format: Multiple Formats

In 'Scottish Customs', selected texts along with material from recorded interviews with tradition bearers give a detailed picture of a social behaviour over four centuries in Scotland.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, Scottish Customs from the Cradle to the Grave draws upon a broad range of literary and oral sources. Scotland has been fortunate to have written accounts of intrepid early travellers such as Martin Martin, Edward Burt and John Lane Buchanan, and extracts from their writing are found alongside modern interviews made by Margaret Bennett and researchers from the School of Scottish Studies at Edinburgh University. This expanded edition includes a large amount of new material. The result is a detailed and comprehensive picture of social behaviour in Scotland over the last 400 years. The book is divided into three sections, each covering a stage in the cycle of life: Childbirth and infancy; Love, courtship and marriage; Death The first edition was originally published by Polygon and was joint runner-up of the 1993 Katharine Briggs Folklore Award.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 21 Dec 2004
SKU 9781841582931-grouped
Number of Pages 320

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'Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book, brought together from many books of the past as will as hitherto unpublished interview material, private manuscripts, wonderful miniatures of folklore, wise and charming commentary on human personality in a dazzling profusion'

"'Yet again Margaret Bennett has produced a fascinating book...excellent value for money'

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