Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 January 2013

224 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719080234

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Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350-1560

Mairi Cowan

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Gives scholars working on the Scottish Reformation a "base line" of religious culture in pre-Reformation Scotland, against which they can measure continuity and change
  • Makes the case that Scotland experienced the Catholic Reformation before the Protestant Reformation, a unique case in Europe
  • Considers religious culture from 1350-1560 on its own terms and not merely as a prelude to the Protestant Reformation
  • Gives scholars working on other areas of medieval and early modern Europe access to material on Scotland - something usually missing from the history of European religion
  • The only book to focus on lay religion in urban Scotland during the period from the Black Death to the Protestant Reformation