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'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, circa 1695' (3)
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AB_LL_MARTIN_MARTIN_03
DEIT
2008
LINN
2000an
CRUTHADAIR
Martin Martin
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Am Baile
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1406
KEYWORDS
claistinneach
cruthan-tìre litreachais

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'Way of Fighting

The ancient way of fighting was by set battles; and for arms some had broad two-handed swords and head pieces, and others bows and arrows. When all their arrows were spent they attacked one another with sword in hand. Since the invention of guns they are very early accustomed to use them, and carry their pieces with them wherever they go. They likewise learn to handle the broad-sword and target. The chief of each tribe advances with his followers within shot of the enemy, having first laid aside their upper garments; and after one general discharge they attack them with sword in hand, having their target on their left hand (as they did at Killiecrankie), which soon brings the matter to an issue, and verifies the observation made of them by our historians: 'Aut mors cito, aut Victoria laeta.'

Tha a h-uile coltas gur ann ann am Bealach, faisg air Caisteal Dhùin Tuilm san Eilean Sgitheanach a rugadh Màrtainn Màrtainn, do theaghlach a bha beagan uasal, le buntanas do Chlann 'IcDhòmhnaill Shlèite. An dèidh dha ceumnachadh o Oilthigh Dhùin Eidinn ann an 1681 rinn e oideachadh oighrean MhicDhòmhnaill Shlèite agus MhicLeòid na Hearadh mus do theich e a Lunnainn ann an 1695.

Air a bhrosnachadh le càirdean Easbaigeach agus luchd-aosmhorachd, ghabh e obair clàradh-muinntir 's na h-Eileanan Siar d' am buineadh e. Thog e air air turas a Leòdhas ann an 1696, air a leantainn le turas gu Hiort an ath bhliadhna. Chaidh 'The Late Voyage to St. Kilda' fhoillseachadh ann an 1698, agus an uair sin an obair a b' ainmeile aige, 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' ann an 1703.

Ged a chaidh airgead a ghealltainn dha airson a chuid obrach, cha deach a phàigheadh a-riamh agus thill Màrtainn dhan Eilean Sgitheanach na thaoitear a-rithist. Aig aois 41 chuir e ainm sìos mar fhear-treanaidh de dhotaireachd aig Oilthigh Leiden san Òlaind agus, air dha tilleadh a Shasainn, chùm e air a' dèanamh dotaireachd, a' ceumnachadh o Reims mu dheireadh ann an 1716. Bhàsaich e an 9mh Dàmhair 1718.

Tha na cunntasan aig Màrtainn Màrtainn air beatha ann an Innse Ghall, ro là an Aonaidh, Chùil Lodair, nam Fògraichean agus Romansachd Bhictorianaich, am measg nan ciad sgrìobhaidhean clò-bhuailte a tha a' dèanamh tuairisgeul air eachdraidh, cultar agus dualchasan de sgìre far an robh seann structuran sòisealta fhathast am bàrr.

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'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, circa 1695' (3)

2000an

claistinneach; cruthan-tìre litreachais

Am Baile

Literary Landscapes: Martin Martin

'Way of Fighting<br /> <br /> The ancient way of fighting was by set battles; and for arms some had broad two-handed swords and head pieces, and others bows and arrows. When all their arrows were spent they attacked one another with sword in hand. Since the invention of guns they are very early accustomed to use them, and carry their pieces with them wherever they go. They likewise learn to handle the broad-sword and target. The chief of each tribe advances with his followers within shot of the enemy, having first laid aside their upper garments; and after one general discharge they attack them with sword in hand, having their target on their left hand (as they did at Killiecrankie), which soon brings the matter to an issue, and verifies the observation made of them by our historians: 'Aut mors cito, aut Victoria laeta.'<br /> <br /> Tha a h-uile coltas gur ann ann am Bealach, faisg air Caisteal Dhùin Tuilm san Eilean Sgitheanach a rugadh Màrtainn Màrtainn, do theaghlach a bha beagan uasal, le buntanas do Chlann 'IcDhòmhnaill Shlèite. An dèidh dha ceumnachadh o Oilthigh Dhùin Eidinn ann an 1681 rinn e oideachadh oighrean MhicDhòmhnaill Shlèite agus MhicLeòid na Hearadh mus do theich e a Lunnainn ann an 1695.<br /> <br /> Air a bhrosnachadh le càirdean Easbaigeach agus luchd-aosmhorachd, ghabh e obair clàradh-muinntir 's na h-Eileanan Siar d' am buineadh e. Thog e air air turas a Leòdhas ann an 1696, air a leantainn le turas gu Hiort an ath bhliadhna. Chaidh 'The Late Voyage to St. Kilda' fhoillseachadh ann an 1698, agus an uair sin an obair a b' ainmeile aige, 'A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland' ann an 1703.<br /> <br /> Ged a chaidh airgead a ghealltainn dha airson a chuid obrach, cha deach a phàigheadh a-riamh agus thill Màrtainn dhan Eilean Sgitheanach na thaoitear a-rithist. Aig aois 41 chuir e ainm sìos mar fhear-treanaidh de dhotaireachd aig Oilthigh Leiden san Òlaind agus, air dha tilleadh a Shasainn, chùm e air a' dèanamh dotaireachd, a' ceumnachadh o Reims mu dheireadh ann an 1716. Bhàsaich e an 9mh Dàmhair 1718.<br /> <br /> Tha na cunntasan aig Màrtainn Màrtainn air beatha ann an Innse Ghall, ro là an Aonaidh, Chùil Lodair, nam Fògraichean agus Romansachd Bhictorianaich, am measg nan ciad sgrìobhaidhean clò-bhuailte a tha a' dèanamh tuairisgeul air eachdraidh, cultar agus dualchasan de sgìre far an robh seann structuran sòisealta fhathast am bàrr.