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Description - Court, Kirk and Community by Jenny Wormald

Framed by military disaster at Flodden Field at one end of the period and James VI's succession to the English throne at the other, early modern Scotland is often portrayed as the "bread and butter period between two layers of jam". "Court, Kirk and Community" focuses on the events and consequences of the Reformation and shows that, in fact, this was a period of tremendous secular as well as spiritual change. It describes how a series of formidably powerful and highly cultured rulers (with the exception of Mary Queen of Scots) governed a society whose economy and social bonds were still "medieval" in essence, but which was being transformed by an increasing professionalism in law and government, and by the growth in lay literacy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748602766
ISBN-10: 0748602763
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - 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.

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