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Michel Byrne and Sheila M. Kidd (eds), Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century

Michel Byrne and Sheila M. Kidd (eds), Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic... BOOK REVIEWS Michel Byrne and Sheila M. Kidd (eds), Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century (Celtic and Gaelic, University of Glasgow, 2019. Pp iv + 227. Paperback, ISBN 978-0-9032-0425-5). DOI: 10.3366/jshs.2021.0330 This unassuming volume is based on papers delivered at a symposium held at the University of Glasgow in 2009. Its central message is that, since 1700, Gaelic speakers, composers and writers, and ‘activists’ in different fields, have co-operated with one another and with like-minded individuals in different parts of these islands and far beyond. They have done so in literary, religious and political contexts, as demonstrated here. In other words, there is nothing new about ‘networking’. The Gaels and their linguistic relatives were experts at it long before our clever computerised generation was born. The volume opens with an overview paper by Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart on ‘A Global Gàidhealtachd? Historical Gaelic ethnoscapes’, which brings us ‘up to speed’ with regard to modern theorising about ‘networks’. Stiùbhart critiques the work of Arjun Appadurai, whose work Modernity at Large (1996) is apparently of significance to the concept of ‘networks’ and the ‘ethnoscapes’ (Appadurai’s term) which they sustain on a global http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Scottish Historical Studies Edinburgh University Press

Michel Byrne and Sheila M. Kidd (eds), Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century

Journal of Scottish Historical Studies , Volume 41 (2): 3 – Nov 1, 2021

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BOOK REVIEWS Michel Byrne and Sheila M. Kidd (eds), Lìontan Lìonmhor: Local, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century (Celtic and Gaelic, University of Glasgow, 2019. Pp iv + 227. Paperback, ISBN 978-0-9032-0425-5). DOI: 10.3366/jshs.2021.0330 This unassuming volume is based on papers delivered at a symposium held at the University of Glasgow in 2009. Its central message is that, since 1700, Gaelic speakers, composers and writers, and ‘activists’ in different fields, have co-operated with one another and with like-minded individuals in different parts of these islands and far beyond. They have done so in literary, religious and political contexts, as demonstrated here. In other words, there is nothing new about ‘networking’. The Gaels and their linguistic relatives were experts at it long before our clever computerised generation was born. The volume opens with an overview paper by Dr Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart on ‘A Global Gàidhealtachd? Historical Gaelic ethnoscapes’, which brings us ‘up to speed’ with regard to modern theorising about ‘networks’. Stiùbhart critiques the work of Arjun Appadurai, whose work Modernity at Large (1996) is apparently of significance to the concept of ‘networks’ and the ‘ethnoscapes’ (Appadurai’s term) which they sustain on a global

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Journal of Scottish Historical StudiesEdinburgh University Press

Published: Nov 1, 2021

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