Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, volume XVI
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409 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Imprint: Scottish History Society

Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, volume XVI

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Edited transcriptions, with full notes, of unpublished documents from early modern Scottish history - with subject matter including witchcraft and ghosts.
The Miscellany of the Scottish History Society brings together critical editions of important and previously unpublished manuscripts of relevance to Scottish history. As well as providing transcriptions, the editors introduce and explain the context of documents which have been neglected or even unknown to historians, providing a valuable resource for researchers, students, and all those interested in exploring Scottish istory through the original sources.
This sixteenth volume focuses on the early modern period, presenting editions of five sources from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth century. Ranging widely over the political and social history of the period, the collection uncovers previously unpublished material which will be of value to anyone interested in witchcraft, ghosts and the supernatural, religious controversy, royal accounts and the social and demographic history of theperiod. Together, the documents comprise an essential collection for the study of early modern Scottish History, and help to illuminate the wealth of unpublished sources still waiting to be explored.
King James VI's English Subsidy and Danish Dowry Accounts, 1588-1596 - Miles Kerr-Peterson and Michael Pearce
The Principal of Glasgow Against the Covenant (1638) - Salvatore Cipriano
An Account of a Confession of Raising the Devil at Irvine on 10 February 1682 - Ciaran Jones
Angels, Ghosts and Journeys to the Afterlife: The 'very rare and memorable' Stories of James Cowan (1707-10) - Martha McGill
The Canongate Lists of Parishioners (1661 and 1684/87) - Alice Glaze
"In aggregate, the sources included in Miscellany XVI succeed in presenting significant primary sources related to early modern Scottish history. The editors have provided background, context, and interpretation for each source in order to allow for a deeper understanding of each source. This work will be of great interest to researchers who are involved in research related to religious, political, and social history." Seventeenth-Century News
"The printed collections of the Scottish History Society's Miscellany have long been a source of eclectic treasures and the newest addition to this collection (vol. XVI) is no different. . . . All of the transcriptions discussed above make an invaluable contribution to their respective fields and will undoubtedly stimulate new research by widening access to these unique documents. The collection will be of most interest to social and cultural historians of seventeenth-century Scotland, but the scholarly generosity and professionalism exemplified by the editors of these sources should be applauded by the entire historical community." Studia Celtica Fennica

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April 2020

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Title Details

409 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

Series: Scottish History Society 6th Series

Imprint: Scottish History Society