Scottish Customs – From The Cradle to The Grave

An authoritative and always popular book on Highland customs and rites from Gaelic folklorist Margaret Bennett. The book covers topics on chilbirth and infancy; love, courtship and marriage; and death and burial in Highland traditions. Softcover. 364pp.

$39.95

A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, drawn from a broad range of literary sources dating back to the sixteenth century. Tape -recorded interviews from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries give voice to tradition bearers from all walks of life, adding colour to this comprehensive picture of social behaviour. The most up-to-date, authoritative work on the subject, this collection spans several centuries, and, in three sections, deals with Childbirth and Infancy; Love, Courtship and Marriage; and Death and Burial.

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A highly readable and absorbing anthology of traditional Scottish customs and rites of passage, drawn from a broad range of literary sources dating back to the sixteenth century. Tape -recorded interviews from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries give voice to tradition bearers from all walks of life, adding colour to this comprehensive picture of social behaviour. The most up-to-date, authoritative work on the subject, this collection spans several centuries, and, in three sections, deals with Childbirth and Infancy; Love, Courtship and Marriage; and Death and Burial.