Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir and his subscribers

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The second (1790) and third (1804) editions of Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir’s poetry contain substantial lists of subscribers. The individuals named there come from a variety of social classes, from majors and ministers to cow-feeders and flax-dressers. Occupation and place of residence is given for many of the subscribers, revealing much about the networks that Donnchadh Bàn was able to tap into in his quest for support for his publications. The paper investigates what information can be gleaned from these subscription lists, and whether this has implications for our understanding of the intellectual landscape of the Gàidhealtachd around the turn of the nineteenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLìontan Lìonmhor
Subtitle of host publicationLocal, National and Global Gaelic Networks from the 18th to the 20th Century
EditorsMichel Byrne, Sheila M. Kidd
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherCeltic and Gaelic University of Glasgow
Number of pages50
ISBN (Print)9780903204255
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019


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