The Renaissance in Scotland: Studies in Literature, Religion, History, and Culture Offered to John Durkhan

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A. Alasdair A. MacDonald, Michael Lynch, Ian Borthwick Cowan
BRILL, 1994 - History - 428 pages
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"The Renaissance in Scotland" is a collection of original essays on a wide range of topics concerning the cultural history of Scotland. The period concerned extends from the late fifteenth through to the early seventeenth century. The individual studies take various aspects of culture as their starting-points: literature; the history of manuscripts and printed books; libraries; the law; the universities; music; education; social, political and ecclesiastical history. The essays, however, all take full account of the larger context provided by the age of humanism and reform, as this was manifested in Scotland. "The Renaissance in Scotland" contains an abundance of new information and offers many challenging new insights and interpretations. It will be of interest to all those concerned with the cultural and intellectual history of Scotland and of northern Europe in general. Contributors include: Peter W. Asplin, Priscilla Bawcutt, T.A. Birrell, Alexander Broadie, Ian B. Cowan, I.C. Cunningham, Mark Dilworth, Robert Donaldson, Kenneth Elliott, William Gillies, Theo van Heijnsbergen, Brian Hillyard, James Kirk, Mark Loughlin, Michael Lynch, A.A. MacDonald, Leslie J. Macfarlane, Hector MacQueen, Sally Mapstone, Stephen Rawles, Allan White, and Michael Yellowlees.

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Alasdair A. MacDonald, Ph.D. (1978) in English, University of Edinburgh, is Professor of Medieval English Language and Literature at the University of Groningen. He has published widely on the Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture of Scotland and England. Michael Lynch, Ph.D. (1977) in History, University of London, is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Paleography (alternatively Professor of Scottish History) at Edinburgh University. He has published widely on the history of early modern Scotland. Ian B. Cowan, Ph.D. (1961) in Scottish History, Edinburgh University, was until his death in 1990 Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University. He published extensively on the medieval church.

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