The Tory Islanders: A people of the Celtic fring

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9780521218702: The Tory Islanders: A people of the Celtic fring

This is an account of a unique people - a group of Gaelic-speaking islanders living nine miles off the coast of Donegal. Their roots go back to pre-Christian Ireland, and in their isolation they have maintained ways of life that have disappeared on the mainland and the rest of Europe. Perhaps in no other place is the archaic structure of the peasantry so well preserved - not unchanged, but adapted to fit old customs to new uses. The book describes the history, legends, demography, genealogies, kinship, land tenure, boat crews and household and marriage arrangements (where it was customary for many husbands and wives to live in different houses) of these people.

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Robin Fox is University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers University. Among his best known works are "The Imperial Animal "(with Lionel Tiger); "Kinship and Marriage; The Red Lamp of Incest; The Violent Imagination; The Search for Society "and "Encounter With Anthropology."

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This classic of anthropological writing covers a group of Gaelic-speaking islanders located off the coast of northern Ireland. Their history and structure is well preserved: this probes their legends, genealogies, and customs while capturing the spirit of the islanders and their lives. A scholarly, yet fun, title results. -- Midwest Book Review

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