Court, Kirk and Community

Court, Kirk and Community : Scotland, 1470-1625

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Describing the last period of Scotland's existence as an independent kingdom, the major focus of this volume is the events and consequences of the Reformation, that crucial episode which ushered in tremendous spiritual and secular change. Professor Wormald shows how Scotland's rulers, all formidably powerful (with the exception of Mary) and highly cultured, governed a society whose economic and social bonds were still in many ways 'medieval'.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 124.5 x 193 x 20.3mm | 226.8g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0748602763
  • 9780748602766
  • 2,170,430

About Jenny Wormald

Jenny Wormald was lecturer in Scottish History, University of Glasgow, 1966-85, British Academy Reader in the Humanities, 1981-84, and Fellow of St Hilda's College, Oxford, 1985-2005. She was Visiting Professor in Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, in 1992, and in the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1994, and held Fellowships at the Huntingdon Library, San Marino, California, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington DC. She has been President of the Scottish History Society, and she was general editor of the eight-volume New History of Scotland, and a member of the editorial board of the interdisciplinary series Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Renaissance Scotland - reigns of James III, IV and V: politics and Government; the local community; town and country; poets, scholars and gentlemen. Part 2 The Reformation: pre-reformation church; growth of Protestantism; the Reformation; establishment of the Reformed Church. Part 3 Renaissance Scotland - the reigns of Mary and James VI: the King's Government; the local community disturbed; cultural achievements.show more

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