Medieval St Andrews
Title Details

19th March 2021

418 Pages

15.60 x 23.40 cm

20 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Series: St Andrews Studies in Scottish History

Imprint: Boydell Press

Medieval St Andrews

Church, Cult, City

Edited by Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson

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First extended treatment of the city of St Andrews during the middle ages.
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, castleand 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 Scottish History, University of St Andrews; Katie Stevenson is Vice Principal (Collections) 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.
'Ancient Magnificence': St Andrews in the Middle Ages: An Introduction - Michael H Brown and Katie Stevenson
From Cinrigh Monai to Civitas Sancti Andree: A Star is Born - Simon Taylor
The Idea of St Andrews as the Second Rome Made Manifest - Ian Campbell
The Medieval Ecclesiastical Architecture of St Andrews as a Channel for the Introduction of New Ideas - Richard Fawcett
When the Miracles Ceased: Shrine and Cult Management at St Andrews and Scottish Cathedrals in the Later Middle Ages - Tom Turpie
Religion, Ritual and the Rhythm of the Year in Later Medieval St Andrews - David Ditchburn
Living in the Late Medieval Town of St Andrews - Elizabeth Ewan
The Burgh of St Andrews and its Inhabitants before the Wars of Independence - Matthew Hammond
The Archaeology of Medieval St Andrews - Derek Hall and Catherine Smith
Prelates, Citizens and Landed Folk: St Andrews as a Centre of Lordship in the Late Middle Ages - Michael H Brown
Augmenting Rentals: The Expansion of Church Property in St Andrews, c. 1400-156 - Elizabeth Rhodes
The Prehistory of the University of St Andrews - Norman Reid
University, City and Society - Roger A Mason
The Medieval Maces of the University of St Andrews - Julian Luxford
Heresy, Inquisition and Late Medieval St Andrews - Katie Stevenson
Appendix 1: The St Andrews Foundation Account - Simon Taylor
Appendix 2: The Augustinian's Account - Simon Taylor
Appendix 3: The Boar's Raik - Simon Taylor
Appendix 4: University of St Andrews Library, UYSL 110/6/4 - Matthew Hammond
"A particularly rewarding collection, full of fresh scholarship." SPECULUM
"Offers both a new overview as well as additional evidence and fresh insights. For years to come, it will surely be a source for scholars and others who are pursuing not only the history of St Andrews but also the wider subject of Scottish medieval history." THE RICARDIAN
"The volume is truly multidisciplinary, containing contributions from art historians, archaeologists, architectural historians as well as historians. This is a real strength..The editors should be commended for such a rewarding collection." MEDIEVAL ARCHAEOLOG

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Title Details

19th March 2021

418 Pages

1.56 x 2.34 cm

20 b/w. 15 line. Illustrations

Series: St Andrews Studies in Scottish History

Imprint: Boydell Press