Humanism in Renaissance Scotland

Humanism in Renaissance Scotland

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Humanism was as central to the multiple achievements of Rennaissance Scotland as to those of France or Italy. This book studies the affect of humanist thought on literature, painting, architecture, law, philosophy, religion, science and mathematics. It picks out elements common to all and relates them to the development of Scottish life and literature. The studies are by a team of specialists and the book puts the Scottish Renaissance within a European context.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 142.24 x 218.44 x 22.86mm | 430.91g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748601112
  • 9780748601110
  • 1,773,827

Table of contents

The background of European humanism - an introduction, R.J.Schoeck; aspects of humanism in 16th and 17th century literature, John MacQueen; humanism in the visual arts, c 1530-1630, Martin Kemp and Clare Farrow; legal humanism and the history of Scots Law: John Skene and Thomas Craig, John W.Cairns, T. David Fergus, Hector L MacQueen; philosophy in Renaissance Scotland - loss and gain, Alexander Broadie; the physical nature of man - science, medicine, mathematics, Alex Keller; education - the laying of fresh foundations, John Durkan; humanism and religious life, James K.Cameron.show more