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This bibliography of the book Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, 1660-1688 presents a list of reference works and essays relevant to the discussion on highlands in Britain. The book seeks to balance differing perceptions through a detailed exploration of the place of the Highlands within the Restoration polity. The book analyses the identity espoused by the Highland elite, as well as the degree of their integration into wider Scottish society. In addition, the Highlands were seen as economically peripheral. The English cleric Joshua Childrey dismissed the "Soil in the High-lands" as "very poor and barren generally". Similar expressions of poorness were made by some Highlands landlords. Indeed, even within Britain, Highlanders were hardly the only group to suffer abuse.

Keywords: Britain; Joshua Childrey; Scottish highlands; Scottish society



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