The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland

The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland
Author: Chris R. Langley,Catherine E. Mcmillan,Russell Newton
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN: 1783276193
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Clergy in Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

A nuanced approach to the role played by clerics at a turbulent time for religious affairs.

New Perspectives on the Politics and Culture of Early Modern Scotland

New Perspectives on the Politics and Culture of Early Modern Scotland
Author: John A. Dwyer,Roger A. Mason,Alexander Murdoch
Publsiher: Birlinn Ltd
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2021-12-02
ISBN: 1788854160
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on the Politics and Culture of Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays on early modern Scotland offers ‘new perspectives’ on aspects of Scottish history from 1560 to 1800. Some essays challenge accepted interpretations; others explore subjects and sources that have previously not attracted the attention of historians; all represent new research on Scottish history from the Reformation to the Enlightenment. They indicate renewed interest in an age crucial to the development of modern Scotland. Contents: Rex Stoicus – George Buchanan, James VI and the Scottish Polity, Scotland, Antichrist and the Invention of Great Britain. Scottish Gaeldom, 1638–1651: The Vernacular Response to the Covenanting Dynamic. The Military and Ministers as Agents of Presbyterian Imperialism in England and Ireland, 1640–1648. Sackcloth for the Sinner or Punishment for the Crime? Church and Secular Courts in Cromwellian Scotland. York in Edinburgh: James VII and the Patronage of Learning in Scotland, 1679–1688. The Polite Academy and the Presbyterians, 1720–1770. Moderates, Managers and Popular Politics in mid-18th century Edinburgh: The Drysdale ‘Bustle’ of the 1760s. Paradigms and Politics: Manners, Morals and the Rise of Henry Dundas, 1770–1784. Rethinking Das Adam Smith Problem. Childhood and Society in 18th Century Scotland. The Heavenly City of the 18th Century Moderate Divines.

Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland

Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland
Author: J. Goodare,L. Martin,J. Miller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2007-12-04
ISBN: 023059140X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witchcraft and belief in Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

This pioneering collection concentrates on witchcraft beliefs rather than witch-hunting. It ranges widely across areas of popular belief, culture and ritual practice, as well as dealing with intellectual life and incorporating regional and comparative elements.

The National Covenant in Scotland 1638 1689

The National Covenant in Scotland  1638 1689
Author: Chris R. Langley
Publsiher: Boydell & Brewer
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020
ISBN: 1783275308
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Covenant in Scotland 1638 1689 Book Excerpt:

What did it mean to be a Covenanter?

A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland c 1525 1638

A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland  c 1525 1638
Author: Ian Hazlett
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 9004335951
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland c 1525 1638 Book Excerpt:

A Companion to the Reformation in Scotland deals with the making, shaping, and development of the Scottish Reformation. 28 authors offer new analyses of various features of a religious revolution and select personalities in evolving theological, cultural, and political contexts.

Narratives of the Religious Self in Early Modern Scotland

Narratives of the Religious Self in Early Modern Scotland
Author: David George Mullan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317090373
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narratives of the Religious Self in Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

Drawing on a rich, yet untapped, source of Scottish autobiographical writing, this book provides a fascinating insight into the nature and extent of early-modern religious narratives. Over 80 such personal documents, including diaries and autobiographies, manuscript and published, clerical and lay, feminine and masculine, are examined and placed both within the context of seventeenth-century Scotland, and also early-modern narratives produced elsewhere. In addition to the focus on narrative, the study also revolves around the notion of conversion, which, while a concept known in many times and places, is not universal in its meaning, but must be understood within the peculiarities of a specific context and the needs of writers located in a specific tradition, here, Puritanism and evangelical Presbyterianism. These conversions and the narratives which provide a means of articulation draw deeply from the Bible, including the Psalms and the Song of Solomon. The context must also include an appreciation of the political history, especially during the religious persecutions under Charles II and James VII, and later the changing and unstable conditions experienced after the arrival of William and Mary on her father's throne. Another crucial context in shaping these narratives was the form of religious discourse manifested in sermons and other works of divinity and the work seeks to investigate relations between ministers and their listeners. Through careful analysis of these narratives, viewing them both as individual documents and as part of a wider genre, a fuller picture of seventeenth-century life can be drawn, especially in the context of the family and personal development. Thus the book may be of interest to students in a variety of areas of study, including literary, historical, and theological contexts. It provides for a greater understanding of the motivations behind such personal expressions of early-modern religious faith, whose echoes can still be heard today.

State and Society in Early Modern Scotland

State and Society in Early Modern Scotland
Author: Julian Goodare
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-09-23
ISBN: 0191542881
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

State and Society in Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

This is the first full scholarly study of state formation and the exercise of state power in Scotland. It sets the Scottish state in a British and European context, revealing that Scotland — like larger and better-known states — developed a more integrated governmental system in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This study provides an invaluable new contribution to the history of Scotland. Julian Goodare shows how the magnates ceased to exercise autonomous local power, and instead managed the new administrative structure through client networks. The state no longer drew its main revenues from land, but developed new taxes; its fighting forces were modernized and detached from landed power. With the Reformation, powerful church institutions were created, and were gradually integrated into the state. The states territorial integrity increased, giving it a closer and more troubled relationship with the Highlands. Scotland remained a sovereign state even after the union of crowns in 1603, but it was finally absorbed by England in 1707, and Dr Goodare examines the long-term context of this development.

Public Opinion in Early Modern Scotland c 1560 1707

Public Opinion in Early Modern Scotland  c 1560   1707
Author: Karin Bowie
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN: 110891134X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Public Opinion in Early Modern Scotland c 1560 1707 Book Excerpt:

In early modern Scotland, religious and constitutional tensions created by Protestant reform and regal union stimulated the expression and regulation of opinion at large. Karin Bowie explores the rising prominence and changing dynamics of Scottish opinion politics in this tumultuous period. Assessing protestations, petitions, oaths, and oral and written modes of public communication, she addresses major debates on the fitness of the Habermasian model of the public sphere. This study provides a historicised understanding of early modern public opinion, investigating how the crown and its opponents sought to shape opinion at large; the forms and language in which collective opinions were represented; and the difference this made to political outcomes. Focusing on modes of persuasive communication, it reveals the reworking of traditional vehicles into powerful tools for public resistance, allowing contemporaries to recognise collective opinion outside authorised assemblies and encouraging state efforts to control seemingly dangerous opinions.

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland
Author: Sebastiaan Verweij
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN: 0191074578
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

This study presents a history of the literary culture of early-modern Scotland (1560-1625), based on extensive study of the literary manuscript. It argues for the importance of three key places of production of such manuscripts: the royal court, burghs and towns, and regional houses (stately homes, but also minor lairdly and non-aristocratic households). This attention to place facilitates a discussion of, respectively, courtly, urban or civic, and regional literary cultures. Sebastiaan Verweij's methodology stems from bibliographical scholarship and the study of the 'History of the Book', and more specifically, from a school of manuscript research that has invigorated early-modern English literary criticism over the last few decades. The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland will also intersect with a programme of reassessment of early-modern Scottish culture that is currently underway in Scottish studies. Traditional narratives of literary history have often regarded the Reformation of 1560 as heralding a terminal cultural decline, and the Union of Crowns of 1603, with the departure of king and court, was thought to have brought the briefest of renaissances (in the 1580s and 1590s) to an early end. This book purposefully straddles the Union, in order to make possible the rediscovery of Scotland's refined and sophisticated renaissance culture.

Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland
Author: Mr John J McGavin
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2013-04-28
ISBN: 1409489779
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

Theatricality and Narrative in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland analyses narrative accounts of public theatricality in late medieval and early-modern Scottish culture (pre-1645). Literary texts such as journal, memoir and chronicles reveal a complex spectatorship in which eye witness, textual witness and the imagination interconnect. The narrators represent a broad variety of public actions as theatrical: included are instances of assault and assassination, petition, clerical interrogation, dissent, preaching, play and display, the performance of identity and the spectatorship of tourism. Varying influences of personal experience, oral tradition, and existing written record colour the narratives. Discernible also are those rhetorical and generic forms which witnesses employ to give a comprehensible shape to events. Narratives of theatricality prove central for understanding early Scottish culture since they record moments of contact between those in power and those without it; they show how participants aimed to influence both present spectators and the witness of history; they reveal the contested nature of ambiguous public genres, and they point up the pleasures and responsibilities of spectatorship. McGavin demonstrates that early Scottish culture is revealed as much in its processes of witnessing as in that which it claims to witness. Although the book's emphasis is on the early modern period, its study of chronicle narratives takes it back from the period of their composition (predominantly 15th and 16th century) to earlier medieval events.

The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing
Author: Ian Johnson,Alessandra Petrina
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-04-30
ISBN: 158044282X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Impact of Latin Culture on Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing Book Excerpt:

In the late medieval and early modern periods, Scottish latinity had its distinctive stamp, most intriguingly so in its effects upon the literary vernacular and on themes of national identity. This volume shows how, when viewed through the prism of latinity, Scottish textuality was distinctive and fecund. The flowering of Scottish writing owed itself to a subtle combination of literary praxis, the ideal of eloquentia, and ideological deftness, which enabled writers to service a burgeoning national literary tradition.

Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland

Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland
Author: Lawrence Normand
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 468
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1802079300
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Reforming the Scottish Parish

Reforming the Scottish Parish
Author: John McCallum
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-04-08
ISBN: 1317069463
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reforming the Scottish Parish Book Excerpt:

The Protestant Reformation of 1560 is widely acknowledged as being a watershed moment in Scottish history. However, whilst the antecedents of the reform movement have been widely explored, the actual process of establishing a reformed church in the parishes in the decades following 1560 has been largely ignored. This book helps remedy the situation by examining the foundation of the reformed church and the impact of Protestant discipline in the parishes of Fife. In early modern Scotland, Fife was both a distinct and important region, containing a preponderance of coastal burghs as well as St Andrews, the ecclesiastical capital of medieval Scotland. It also contained many rural and inland parishes, making it an ideal case study for analysing the course of religious reform in diverse communities. Nevertheless, the focus is on the Reformation, rather than on the county, and the book consistently places Fife's experience in the wider Scottish, British and European context. Based on a wide range of under-utilised sources, especially kirk session minutes, the study's focus is on the grass-roots religious life of the parish, rather than the more familiar themes of church politics and theology. It evaluates the success of the reformers in affecting both institutional and ideological change, and provides a detailed account of the workings of the reformed church, and its impact on ordinary people. In so doing it addresses important questions regarding the timescale and geographical patterns of reform, and how such dramatic religious change succeeded and endured without violence, or indeed, widespread opposition.

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing
Author: Evelyn S. Newlyn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2004-04-29
ISBN: 0230502202
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing Book Excerpt:

This collection is the first critical and theoretical study of women as the subjects of writing and as writers in Medieval and Early-Modern Scottish literature. The essays draw on a diverse range of literary, historical, cultural and religious sources in Scots, Gaelic and English to discover the complex ways in which 'Woman' was represented and by which women represented themselves as creative subjects. Woman and the Feminine in Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Writing brings to light previously unknown writing by women in the early modern period and offers as well new interpretations of early Scottish texts from feminist and theoretical perspectives.

Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland
Author: Elizabeth Ewan,Janay Nugent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351936433
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland Book Excerpt:

In this interdisciplinary collaboration, an international group of scholars have come together to suggest new directions for the study of the family in Scotland circa 1300-1750. Contributors apply tools from across a range of disciplines including art history, literature, music, gender studies, anthropology, history and religious studies to assess creatively the broad range of sources which inform our understanding of the pre-modern Scottish family. A central purpose of this volume is to encourage further studies in this area by highlighting the types of sources available, as well as actively engaging in broader historiographical debates to demonstrate how important and effective family studies are to advancing our understanding of the past. Articles in the first section demonstrate the richness and variety of sources that exist for studies of the Scottish family. These essays clearly highlight the uniqueness, feasibility and value of family studies for pre-industrial Scotland. The second and third sections expand upon the arguments made in part one to demonstrate the importance of family studies for engaging in broader historiographical issues. The focus of section two is internal to the family. These articles assess specific family roles and how they interact with broader social forces/issues. In the final section the authors explore issues of kinship ties (an issue particularly associated with popular images of Scotland) to examine how family networks are used as a vehicle for social organization.

Early Modern Political Petitioning and Public Engagement in Scotland Britain and Scandinavia c 1550 1795

Early Modern Political Petitioning and Public Engagement in Scotland  Britain and Scandinavia  c 1550 1795
Author: Karin Bowie,Thomas Munck
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2020-12-18
ISBN: 1000293505
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Modern Political Petitioning and Public Engagement in Scotland Britain and Scandinavia c 1550 1795 Book Excerpt:

This book assesses the everyday use of petitions in administrative and judicial settings and contrasts these with more assertive forms of political petitioning addressed to assemblies or rulers. A petition used to be a humble means of asking a favour, but in the early modern period, petitioning became more assertive and participative. This book shows how this contrasted to ordinary petitioning, often to the consternation of authorities. By evaluating petitioning practices in Scotland, England and Denmark, the book traces the boundaries between ordinary and adversarial petitioning and shows how non-elites could become involved in politics through petitioning. Also observed are the responses of authorities to participative petitions, including the suppression or forgetting of unwelcome petitions and consequent struggles to establish petitioning as a right rather than a privilege. Together the chapters in this book indicate the significance of collective petitioning in articulating early modern public opinion and shaping contemporary ideas about opinion at large. The chapters in this book were originally published in the journal Parliaments, Estates & Representation.

Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education

Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education
Author: Ian Green
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-05-13
ISBN: 1317119622
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humanism and Protestantism in Early Modern English Education Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first attempt to assess the impact of both humanism and Protestantism on the education offered to a wide range of adolescents in the hundreds of grammar schools operating in England between the Reformation and the Enlightenment. By placing that education in the context of Lutheran, Calvinist and Jesuit education abroad, it offers an overview of the uses to which Latin and Greek were put in English schools, and identifies the strategies devised by clergy and laity in England for coping with the tensions between classical studies and Protestant doctrine. It also offers a reassessment of the role of the 'godly' in English education, and demonstrates the many ways in which a classical education came to be combined with close support for the English Crown and established church. One of the major sources used is the school textbooks which were incorporated into the 'English Stock' set up by leading members of the Stationers' Company of London and reproduced in hundreds of thousands of copies during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although the core of classical education remained essentially the same for two centuries, there was a growing gulf between the methods by which classics were taught in elite institutions such as Winchester and Westminster and in the many town and country grammar schools in which translations or bilingual versions of many classical texts were given to weaker students. The success of these new translations probably encouraged editors and publishers to offer those adults who had received little or no classical education new versions of works by Aesop, Cicero, Ovid, Virgil, Seneca and Caesar. This fascination with ancient Greece and Rome left its mark not only on the lifestyle and literary tastes of the educated elite, but also reinforced the strongly moralistic outlook of many of the English laity who equated virtue and good works with pleasing God and meriting salvation.

Riots Revolutions and the Scottish Covenanters

Riots  Revolutions  and the Scottish Covenanters
Author: L. Charles Jackson
Publsiher: Reformation Heritage Books
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015-04-29
ISBN: 1601783744
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riots Revolutions and the Scottish Covenanters Book Excerpt:

Coauthor of the famous Scottish National Covenant, moderator of the Glasgow General Assembly that defied King Charles I, and member of the Westminster Assembly, Alexander Henderson (1583–1646) led Scotland during the tumultuous period of the British Revolutions. He influenced Scotland as a Covenanter, preacher, Presbyterian, and pamphleteer and earned an important place in the nation’s history. Despite his numerous accomplishments, no modern biography of Henderson exists. In Riots, Revolutions, and the Scottish Covenanters , L. Charles Jackson corrects this omission. He avoids the extremes of casting Henderson as a forerunner to liberty or as a theological tyrant and instead places his actions in their historical setting, presenting this important leader as he saw himself: primarily a minister of the gospel who was struggling to live faithfully as he understood it. Using neglected and, in some cases, new sources, Jackson reassesses the role of religion in early modern Scotland as reflected in the life of Alexander Henderson. Table of Contents: 1. The Preparation 2. The Covenanter 3. The Preacher 4. The Presbyterian 5. The Pamphleteer 6. The Collapse of the Cause

Witch Hunting in Scotland

Witch Hunting in Scotland
Author: Brian P. Levack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN: 0429603908
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Witch Hunting in Scotland Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involved the alleged practice of maleficent magic and the worship of the devil, for inflicting harm on their neighbours and making pacts with the devil. Brian P. Levack draws on law, politics and religion to explain the intensity of Scottish witch-hunting. Topics discussed include: the distinctive features of the Scottish criminal justice system the use of torture to extract confessions the intersection of witch-hunting with local and national politics the relationship between state-building and witch-hunting and the role of James VI Scottish Calvinism and the determination of zealous Scottish clergy and magistrates to achieve a godly society. This original survey combines broad interpretations of the rise and fall of Scottish witchcraft prosecutions with detailed case studies of specific witch-hunts. Witch-Hunting in Scotland makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in witchcraft or in the political, legal and religious history of the early modern period.

Action and Conviction in Early Modern Europe

Action and Conviction in Early Modern Europe
Author: Theodore K. Rabb,Jerrold E. Seigel
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2015-12-08
ISBN: 1400876060
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Action and Conviction in Early Modern Europe Book Excerpt:

The essays in this volume cover a wide range of topics in the history of Europe from the later Middle Ages through the seventeenth century. They are concerned with the relations between outer morality and inner conviction. Originally published in 1969. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.