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Contents Series Editors’ Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vii A Brief Biography of James Macpherson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Dafydd Moore 1. The Correspondence of James Macpherson . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Paul deGategno 2. Ossian and the Gaelic World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Lesa Ní Mhunghaile 3. Ossian and the State of Translation in the Scottish Enlightenment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Gauti Kristmannsson 4. Nostalgic Ossian and the Transcreation of the Scottish Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Cordula Lemke 5. Landscape and the Sense of Place in The Poems of Ossian . . . . 65 Sebastian Mitchell 6. Ossian’s Impact on the Discovery of Ancient Scandinavian Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Robert W. Rix 7. The Significance of James Macpherson’s Ossian for Visual Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Murdo Macdonald 8. Macpherson’s Iliad and the Logic of Literary Primitivism . . . .105 Dafydd Moore 9. Principles, Prejudices, and the Politics of James Macpherson’s Historical Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119 Robert W. Jones Endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Further Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169 Notes on Contributors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 175 THIS PAGE INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK ...


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