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A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1800-1900 by Graeme Morton, Trevor Griffiths

By Graeme Morton, Trevor Griffiths

The authors discover the political, non secular, and highbrow personality of Scottish lifestyles, within which the extreme impinged at the traditional.

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Miller, Scenes and Legends of the North of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1835), p. 2; R. ), The Gaelic Otherworld: John Gregorson Campbell’s ‘Superstitions of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’ and ‘Witchcraft and Second Sight in the Highlands and Islands’ (Edinburgh, 2005), p. lvii. 22 Trevor Griffiths and Graeme Morton 42 E. Ritchie, ‘Review’, International Review of Scottish Studies, 31 (2006), 139–40. 43 P. Lamont, ‘Spiritualism and a Mid-Victorian Crisis of Evidence’, The Historical Journal, 47:4 (2004), 897–920.

And ‘Papists, pseudo-Protestants and infidels who unite together . 39 The everyday influence of Christianity was pervasive. In song, in art and reading, to take the most obvious examples, religious themes abounded. They were not incompatible with less formal religious beliefs and regionally specific moral imperatives. 40 Informal religious beliefs in paganism, fairies and other unexplainable phenomena co-existed alongside biblical scripture despite the efforts of many a preacher and the secular sciences.

II (Edinburgh, 2006), p. 125. D. E. Meek, ‘Gaelic Literature in the Nineteenth Century’, in Brown et al. (eds), Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, p. 253. W. Donaldson, The Language of the People: Scots Prose from the Victorian Revival (Aberdeen, 1989), p. 7. Introduction 21 20 See Donaldson’s edited version of this book and of Alexander’s My Uncle the Baillie; W. com/view/article/39241 (accessed 18 July 2008). 21 Donaldson, Language of the People, p. 14. 22 ‘Bodkin in the Saltmarket’, 8 April 1865, in Donaldson, Language of the People, p.

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