Martin (Celtic and Scottish studies, U. of Edinburgh) examines ritual dialogues that take place in the context of courtship and marriage, focusing on Gaelic Scotland and the betrothal custom the réiteach, but he also spends considerable attention on the traditions of Brittany and Wales, and compares traditions from beyond the Celtic world. His themes include functional aspects of the ritual, the verbal strategies employed, the cultural role and purpose of the performers, and the impact of the ritual on the social and cultural identity of the participants. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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