Considering 'By Poetic Authority; The Rhetoric of Panegyric in Gaelic Poetry of Scotland to c. 1700' by Dr Pia Coira
This is a fascinating book. I note pages 151-182 where Dr Coira discusses the poetry attached to Clann Leoid (MacLeods of Lewis, Dunvegan etc.) including their royal Norwegian links. She makes clear in the book the importance of the poetry - seemingly all major families had 'poets' to write about them. The absence of Clan Gunn poems provides further support for the idea of the unimportance of the Clan Gunn when compared with the many other clans she discusses...
Dr Pia Coira has worked as a Teaching Fellow and as a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen.
Dr. M. P. Coira, By Poetic Authority; The Rhetoric of Panegyric in Gaelic Poetry of Scotland to c 1700, Dunedin Academic Press, 2012, Edinburgh.