Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City (St Andrews Studies in Scottish History v. 5)

Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City (St Andrews Studies in Scottish History v. 5)

By: Michael Brown (author), Katie Stevenson (author)Hardback

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St Andrews was of tremendous significance in medieval Scotland. Its importance remains readily apparent in the buildings which cluster the rocky promontory jutting out into the North Sea: the towers and walls of cathedral, castle and university provide reminders of the status and wealth of the city in the Middle Ages. As a centre of earthly and spiritual government, as the place of veneration for Scotland's patron saint and as an ancient seat of learning, St Andrews was the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland. This volume provides the first full study of this special and multi-faceted centre throughout its golden age. The fourteen chapters use St Andrews as a focus for the discussion of multiple aspects of medieval life in Scotland. They examine church, spirituality, urban society and learning in a specific context from the seventh to the sixteenth century, allowing for the consideration of St Andrews alongside other great religious and political centres of medieval Europe. Michael Brown is Professor of Medieval Scottish History, University of St Andrews; Katie Stevenson is Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology, National Museums Scotland and Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History, University of St Andrews. Contributors: Michael Brown, Ian Campbell, David Ditchburn, Elizabeth Ewan, Richard Fawcett, Derek Hall, Matthew Hammond, Julian Luxford, Roger Mason, Norman Reid, Bess Rhodes, Catherine Smith, Katie Stevenson, Simon Taylor, Tom Turpie.

About Author

Michael J. Brown has an MA in Garden History and has been interested in both history and gardening for as long as he can remember. As a child Michael was allowed to have a patch of ground to grow whatever I liked, including his first poisonous plants. His mother called the plants, 'Weeds'. He called them wild flowers. Michael has been a Head Gardener, a college lecturer and designed the medieval gardens at the Prebendal Manor, Nassington, including poisonous plants. He now gives talks and demonstrations on historical gardening.

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  • ISBN13: 9781783271689
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 418
  • ID: 9781783271689
  • ISBN10: 178327168X

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