Meek (Donald E.): The Scottish tradition of Fian ballads in the middle ages.
In Unity in diversity (2004), pp. 9–23.
Surveys the corpus of Fenian lays in the Book of od the Dean of Lismore, and argues in favour of the emergence of a distinctively Scottish ballad tradition, ultimately caused by the demise of the Lordship of the Isles (1493).



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