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This index of the book Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, 1660-1688 presents a list of proper nouns, terms and concepts relevant to the discussion on the nature of the highland problem. The book explores the reality of the 'Highland problem' during the Restoration by focusing on two themes. It presents the general issue of lawlessness, with particular reference to banditry and animal theft. The supposed emergence of a general and endemic problem of lawlessness is the most prominent theme in the historiography of the Highlands, and not just during the Restoration. The 'Highland problem' remains one of the most ubiquitous constructs in Scottish historical scholarship, and continues to be used as convenient shorthand for the various peculiarities of Highland society throughout the early modern period.

Keywords: Highland society; historiography of highlands; Scottish Highlands



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