1. This reading list contains a) required and recommended seminar readings; b) a selection of lecture readings (see lecture slides for more suggestions); and c) an extensive list of primary sources and readings for essays.  You can navigate the list by clicking on the Table of Contents.

    You are encouraged to pursue your own research by searching the library catalogue and these specialist databases

     

  2. Seminar 1: In early modern Scotland, whose culture was 'popular culture'? 7 items
    Preparatory questions 1. Describe the urban and rural social hierarchies of early modern Scotland. What social groups were found in the elite, middling and plebian levels? 2. Whose culture is ‘Scottish popular culture’? What are some problems in defining ‘popular culture’ in terms of social hierarchies? To what extent or in what ways might cultures overlap social boundaries? 3. Consider alternative terms for popular culture: ‘folk culture’, ‘common culture’, ‘unofficial culture’, ‘subordinate culture’, ‘low culture’, ‘grassroots culture’, ‘vernacular culture’. 4. What does Harris mean when he suggests: ‘Rather than set out to study something we designate popular culture, we should instead start with the particular cultural phenomenon that interests us—say, a particular belief, ritual or text (or set of texts)—and ask questions about social penetration and appropriation’.
    1. Scotland before the Industrial Revolution: an economic and social history, c1050-c1750 - Ian Whyte, Ebooks Corporation Limited 1995

      Book Essential Read chapter 9 ‘Lowland rural society c.1500-1750’ and chapter 11 'Urban economy and society c.1550-c.1750'

    2. Urban society and economy - E. Patricia Dennison

      Chapter Recommended

    3. Scotland's society and economy in transition, c.1500-c.1760 - Ian Whyte 1997

      Book Recommended See: pp. 3-8 (lords and lairds) and 38-44 (tenants, cottars and servants)

  3. Seminar 2: Cultural History. Assess the different approaches developed by historians to provide histories of the people and popular culture. 10 items
    Preparatory questions 1. What historical approaches are described by Port? How do these differ? 2. Why does Port describe the interpretation of past behaviour as ‘a staggeringly difficult enterprise’? 3. According to Green and Troup, how did anthropology influence the practice of history? 4. Define these terms: a. ‘history from below’ b. ‘diachronic’ v. ‘synchronic’ analysis c. ‘reading against the grain’ d. ‘thick description’ e. ‘micro-history’
    1. History from Below, the History of Everyday Life, and Microhistory - Andrew I. Port

      Chapter Essential See: Introduction: Recovering the Everyday in Early Modern Scotland

    2. Anthropology and Ethnohistorians - Anna Green, Kathleen Troup

      Chapter Essential

    3. What is cultural history? - Peter Burke 2019

      Book Recommended Chapter 2 ‘Problems of Cultural History’. Chs 1, 3-5 recommended for further reading.

    4. A history of everyday life in Scotland, 1600 to 1800 - Elizabeth A. Foyster, Christopher A. Whatley, Dawson Books c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    5. Historiography: ancient, medieval, & modern - Ernst Breisach c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended ‘The New Cultural History’, pp. 425-427

    6. The new cultural history: essays - Lynn Hunt c1989

      Book Recommended

    7. Beyond the cultural turn: new directions in the study of society and culture - Victoria E. Bonnell, Lynn Hunt c1999 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    8. History from Below | the many-headed monster

      Webpage Further This online symposium provides recent papers considering the state of 'History from Below'

  4. Seminar 3: Popular Piety. How did reformed worship come to be accepted in most Scottish parishes after 1560? 3 items
    Preparatory questions 1. What factors do Todd and Dawson identify that help to explain the adoption of Protestant beliefs and practices after 1560? What evidence for these factors can be found in the Elgin kirk session records? 2. Should the Reformation be seen as a top-down imposition of new elite ideas on the people? 3. Should we describe Reformed worship by c.1600 as part of Scottish ‘popular’, ‘common’ or ‘vernacular’ culture? 4. What sources have Todd and Dawson used in their analyses? Given the available sources, how far can historians judge the extent of Protestant commitment in early modern society? 5. Are the analyses of Todd and Dawson synchronic or diachronic? To what extent do they help us to understand change over time?
    1. Chapter 3 Performing Repentance

      Chapter Essential Rest of book is recommended reading.

    2. Extracts from the records of the Kirk-Session of Elgin, 1584-1779 1897

      Book Essential See pages 3-7. Rest of early modern pages are recommended reading.

  5. Seminar 4: Popular Magical Beliefs. To what extent can we use ballads and witch trial sources to understand popular magical beliefs and practices? 12 items
    Preparatory questions 1. What problems of interpretation do ballads and witch trial records present when used as sources for magical beliefs? 2. Identify magical beliefs and practices in the Lyle ballads and Dunlop trial sources.
    1. Scottish fairy belief: a history - Lizanne Henderson, Edward J. Cowan c2001

      Book Recommended Chapter 4, 'The Rise of The Demonic' is available online. Chapter 1-3 also recommended.

  6. Seminar 5 Festive Practices How successfully did the Reformed Kirk suppress ‘superstitious’ and ‘ungodly’ festive practices in Scotland after 1560? 11 items
    Preparatory questions: 1. What festive behaviours did the kirk target and why? How did kirk sessions seek to change festive behaviours? 2. To what extent was there resistance by parishioners and accommodation by the kirk session? Did the kirk pick its battles? What behaviours were the most tenacious? 3. To what extent do early modern festive practices survive to the present day?
    1. Profane Pastimes and the Reformed Community: The Persistence of Popular Festivities in Early Modern Scotland - Margo Todd 04/2000

      Article Essential See also Margo Todd's chapter 4 on profane pastimes in her book The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland (2002)

    2. The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history - T. M. Devine, John Wormald 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended See: Wormald, J., Reformed and godly Scotland?, pp. 204-219

    3. Ratification of Five Articles of Perth, Article V 1621

      Document Essential Note justification for celebration of holy days.

    4. 1638 General Assembly abjuration of Articles of Perth

      Document Essential See paragraph 2 for a historical summary of the church's statements against festivals, contrary to the controversial Five Articles ratified in 1621.

    5. A description of the Western Islands of Scotland. Containing a full account of their situation, extent, soils, product, harbours, ... With a new map of the whole, ... To which is added a brief description of the Isles of Orkney, and Schetland. By Martin, Martin. - Martin Martin 1703

      Book Recommended See Martin's descriptions of magical practices on the Western Islands and his comment in the Preface (p. 8) on the role of the Reformed Kirk in suppressing 'Heathenism and Pagan Superstitions'.

    6. Bannock - How to Bake

      Webpage  Try baking historical foods for the class festival on Monday 10 February.

  7. Seminar 6 Witch Trials What roles were played by ordinary people, local elites and central elites in facilitating witch trials in Scotland? 6 items
    Preparatory questions 1. Can witch-hunting be explained as a ‘top-down’ or ‘bottom-up’ process? 2. Stuart Macdonald assesses responsibility for witch-hunting in terms of ‘the elites’ and ‘the populace’. Who does he include in these categories? What relationship does he see between these two groups? 3. Goodare examines the relationship between local populations and central elites. How does this compare to Macdonald’s categories? 4. Consider the role of James VI and his Demonology book in the spread of ideas about witches and witch trials. What does James say about witches and trials? How can we assess the impact of his book? What other cultural mechanisms helped to spread the practice of witch-hunting?
    1. Witchcraft in early modern Scotland: James VI's Demonology and the North Berwick witches - Lawrence Normand, Gareth Roberts 2000 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read ‘Preface’ and Book II, chapters 2, 5-6 from Demonology

    2. State-building and witch-hunting in early modern Europe - Brian Levack

      Chapter Recommended Compare how Levack and Goodare define the locality. What is the role of the local elite in Levack's analysis?

  8. Seminar 7 Witch Panics What does the 1634 case of Elizabeth Bathgate in Eyemouth tell us about the dynamics of witch panics? 8 items
    Preparatory questions 1. What role did the local minister Rev John Home play in gathering evidence for the Elizabeth Bathgate and Isobel Sinclair cases? How important is the link between the local minister or kirk session and local lairds in the prosecution of witches? 2. What do the charges made against Elizabeth Bathgate tell us about early modern ideas about the crime of witchcraft? 3. Why was a trial in Edinburgh (in this case the High Court) preferable to trial in the locality by a Commission?
    1. Hunting the rich witch in Scotland - Louise Yeoman

      Chapter Essential Book available on short loan in library.

    2. Records of the Privy Council of Scotland, series 2, volume 5

      Webpage Essential See pp. 246-7 (case of Isobel Sinclair); pages 176-77, 572, 593, 605-6 (case of Elizabeth Bathgate)

    3. Case of Elizabeth Bathgate (1634), Survey of Scottish Witchcraft

      Webpage Recommended Click on link at bottom of page for more details on the case.

    4. Case of Isabel Sinclair (1634), Survey of Scottish Witchcraft

      Webpage Recommended Click on link at bottom of page for more case details.

    5. Enemies of God: the witch-hunt in Scotland - Christina Larner 2000

      Book Recommended See pp. 155, 182-4 on Elizabeth Bathgate case.

  9. Seminar 8 Covenanters and Royalists What does the case of Glasgow tell us about popular allegiance in the civil war period? 5 items
    Preparatory questions: 1. How do Lind and Stewart define Covenanter and Royalist allegiance? 2. What evidence do the sources provide for popular Covenanter and Royalist allegiance? What social groups are represented in this evidence? 3. Should Royalism and Covenanting be described as sub-cultures? 4. What are some of the problems with the sources for popular allegiance?
    1. Ordinance concerning James Bell and Colin Campbell, 1 Dec 1646

      Document Essential Search for 1646/11/44 to locate document.

    2. Cases of clergymen deposed by the Covenanter kirk

      Document Essential See cases of James Forsyth (p.353), James Douglas (p. 300), James Wood (p. 353), Gavin Forsyth (p. 381) and William Wilkie (p. 411)

    3. Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston 1911

      Book Essential See pages 327-328, 330-331 and 336-337.

  10. Seminar 9 Popular Jacobitism In what ways and by what social groups was Jacobitism expressed after the Revolution of 1688-90? 9 items
    Preparatory questions 1. According to Pittock, how widespread was Jacobitism socially and geographically? Was this largely an elite movement? What evidence do we have for Jacobite culture in plebian or middling social groups? 2. What do these primary sources reveal about social participation in expressions of Jacobite sympathies? 3. To what extent can historians infer plebian Jacobite sympathies from the participation of tenants in a Jacobite rising? Assess the evidence for and against forcing, using Pittock and the ‘Proof of several persons being forced’ source. What more would you want to know about this parish to assess this evidence of forcing?
    1. The myth of the Jacobite clans: the Jacobite Army in 1745 - Murray Pittock 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Read pp. 65-93 for seminar.

    2. Correspondence, earl of Mar and Magistrates of Aberdeen

      Document Essential Available to read online at www.archive.org. Note that there are TWO volumes for this title. This document is in volume ONE.

    3. Proof of several persons being forced to the Rebellion 1715

      Document Essential Available to read online at www.archive.org. Note that there are TWO volumes for this title. This document is in volume ONE.

    4. Extracts from King's College records

      Document Essential Available to read online at www.archive.org. Note that there are TWO volumes for this title. This document is in volume TWO. The first two pages are recommended but you can continue to read this section for more evidence of student Jacobitism.

    5. Broadside ballad entitled 'The New Way of Gaberlunyman' c.1719

      Webpage Recommended Metaphorical ballad representing the marriage of the Jacobite claimant James Francis Edward Stuart and Maria Sobieski of Poland. James V had been known as the Gaberlunzie Man.

    6. 1715: the great Jacobite Rebellion - Daniel Szechi c2006

      Book Further See: Chapter 5.

  11. Seminar 10 Popular National Identity How did Presbyterian and Episcopalian confessional cultures shape forms of Scottish national identity around the time of the Union of 1707? 9 items
    Preparatory questions 1) How do Donaldson and Whatley define Jacobite/Episcopalian and Presbyterian/Whig forms of identity after the Revolution of 1688-89? How did confessional cultures shape political ideology and identity? 2) Thinking about the categories of monarchy, church, people and ‘other’, what elements were similar across the Presbyterian/Whig and Episcopalian/Jacobite forms of Scottish national identity? Why did some elements differ? 3) What evidence is provided for these forms of identity by the primary sources? What social levels are reflected in these sources?
    1. Presbyterians and Episcopalians: the Formation of Confessional Cultures in Scotland, 1660-1715 - A. Raffe 06/05/2010

      Article Essential If you didn't read this paper for seminar 9, please read it now for seminar 10.

    2. True Scots Genius Reviving - William Forbes of Disblair 1704 (electronic resource)

      Document Essential William Forbes of Disblair was a laird from Aberdeenshire, an area with strong Jacobite and Episcopalian cultures.

    3. "Scotland's Ruine": Lockhart of Carnwath's Memoirs of the Union - George Lockhart 1995

      Book Essential George Lockhart of Carwath was an Episcopalian Jacobite from Lanarkshire.

    4. Jacobite Songs for Seminar 9

      Document Recommended Awa, Whigs, Awa, pp. 62-63 The Wee, Wee German Lairdie, pp. 65-66

    5. A nation born again? Scottish identity in the sixteenth and seventeenth century

      Chapter Further How far does Lynch acknowledge confessional cultures in his analysis?

    6. Conventicles in Post-Restoration Scotland - Neil Macintyre 2016

      Article Further

  12. Lecture Readings 9 items
    This provides links to key readings for the lectures. See also the suggested readings for related seminar topics.
    1. Diffusion of innovations - Rogers, Everett M. 2003

      Book Recommended Suggested reading for lecture on models of cultural change (includes diffusion, change agents and opinion leaders). Chapter 1, pp. 1-38 available online.

    2. The Literacy Myth?: Illiteracy in Scotland 1630-1760 - Rab Houston 1982

      Article Recommended Suggested reading for lecture on literacy.

    3. Fairies, Egyptians and Elders: Multiple Cosmologies in Early Modern Scotland - Margo Todd

      Chapter Essential Recommended reading for lecture on magical beliefs.

    4. The Good Man's Croft - Emily Lyle

      Article Recommended Suggested reading for lecture on magical beliefs

    5. In Our Time - Renaissance Magic - BBC Sounds

      Webpage Recommended A podcast providing context for lecture on magical beliefs.

    6. Authority, agency and the reception of the Scottish National Covenant of 1638 - Laura Stewart

      Chapter Recommended Suggested reading on popular Covenanting.

    7. Jacobitism in Scotland: Episodic Cause or National Movement? - Allan Macinnes

      Article Recommended Background reading for Jacobitism lecture.

  13.  

    Essay Reading and Sources

    This provides readings and sources for potential essay topics.  Remember that Honours essays must include primary source evidence. Click on the Table of Contents (above) to navigate topics.

     

  14. Primary Sources 68 items
    1. Source Books 11 items
      1. A source book of Scottish history - William Croft Dickinson, Gordon Donaldson, Isabel A. Milne 1958-1961

        Book 

      2. Source book of Scottish economic and social history - R. H. Campbell, James B. A. Dow 1968

        Book 

      3. Scottish historical documents - Donaldson, Gordon 1970

        Book 

      4. Scottish ballads - Lyle, Emily B. 1994

        Book 

      5. Protestant piety in early-modern Scotland: letters, lives and covenants, 1650-1712 - Mullan, David George, Scottish History Society c2008

        Book 

      6. Handlist of records for the study of crime in early modern Scotland, to 1747 - Rayner, Patrick, Lenman, Bruce, Parker, Geoffrey 1982

        Book 

      7. The Jacobite songs and ballads of Scotland: from 1688 to 1746 - Charles Mackay 1861

        Book  Free e-book. Available through Google Books.

      8. Prices, food, and wages in Scotland, 1550-1780 - A. J. S. Gibson, T. C. Smout 1995

        Book 

    2. Primary Sources: Church Records 14 items
      1. Kirk Session Minutes 8 items
        1. Selections from the records of the Kirk Session, Presbytery and Synod of Aberdeen - Stuart, John, Church of Scotland, Spalding Club, Church of Scotland 1846

          Book 

        2. Parish Register of Dunfermline, 1561-1700 - Scottish Record Society 1937

          Book 

      2. Fasti ecclesiae scoticanae: the succession of ministers in the Church of Scotland from the Reformation - Scott, Hew, Lamb, John Alexander, Macdonald, D. F. 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book  This lists Protestant ministers by parish from the Reformation onwards, showing when parishes received Protestantism or whether ministers had Presbyterian/Covenanting or Episcopalian/Jacobite sympathies.

      3. Acts of the General Assembly

        Website  Includes Acts of the General Assembly and burgh records for Glasgow and Edinburgh.

      4. The first book of discipline - Cameron, James K., Church of Scotland 1972

        Book 

      5. The second book of discipline - Kirk, James, Church of Scotland 1980

        Book 

      6. Collections and observations methodiz'd: concerning the worship, discipline, and government of the Church of Scotland. In four books - Steuart, Walter 1709 (electronic resource)

        Book  Includes sections on witches, profanity, penny bridals, stage plays, poor relief, family worship, preaching and catechising.

      7. The miscellany of the Wodrow Society: containing tracts and original letters, chiefly relating to the ecclesiastical affairs of Scotland during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - Laing, David, Wodrow Society 1844

        Book  Includes ministers and readers in Scotland c.1574; forms for Protestant funerals and prayers.

    3. Primary Sources: Contemporary Histories 6 items
      1. John Knox's History of the Reformation in Scotland - Knox, John, Dickinson, William Croft 1949

        Book  Various editions of this text are available.

      2. Historie of the Estate of Scotland, From July 1558 to April 1560

        Chapter  in David Laing, ed., Miscellany of the Wodrow Society, vol. I, (Edinburgh, 1844).

      3. The history of the Kirk of Scotland - David Calderwood 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    4. Primary Sources: Internet Collections 3 items
      1. Historical texts - Joint Information Systems Committee 2014- (electronic resource)

        Website  Contains early books and pamphlets for Scotland, England and Ireland.

      2. Records of the Parliaments of Scotland

        Website  Searchable for acts on crime, witchcraft, religion etc. For example: a. Poor relief: 1649, 1696 b. Penny weddings: 1681 c. Witchcraft: 1563, 1649; see also parliamentary commissions for witchcraft

      3. EDINA Statistical Accounts of Scotland

        Webpage  Surveys of parish life from 1790s including historical commentary on the 18th century.

    5. Primary Sources: Magic, Fairies and Witchcraft 34 items
      See Church Records section above for Aberdeen and St. Andrews Kirk Session records with witchcraft cases. See Recommended Reading section below for readings on magic and witchcraft.
      1. Acts of Parliament 3 items
        1. 1563 Witchcraft Act

          Document Recommended

      2. Survey of Scottish Witchcraft

        Webpage Essential A searchable database of witch trial cases with bibliographic references to original sources and secondary reading.

      3. A description of the Western Islands of Scotland ca 1695 and A late voyage to St Kilda - Martin, Martin, Monro, Donald, Withers, Charles W. J., Munro, R. W. 1999

        Book  Or see the original 1698 print of A late voyage to St. Kilda on EEBO and the original 1703 print of A description of the Western Islands on ECCO.

      4. The witchcraft sourcebook - Brian P. Levack 2015

        Book Essential

      5. The miscellany of the Spalding Club - Stuart, John, Spalding Club 1841-1852

        Book  See Volume 1: Trials for witchcraft [Aberdeen 1597 panic]

      6. A source-book of Scottish witchcraft - Christina Larner, Christopher Hyde Lee, Hugh V. McLachlan 2005

        Book 

      7. Demonic possession 6 items
      8. For Maevia, accused of Witchcraft

        Document Recommended Defence pleadings for an anonymised witch by George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh

      9. Analecta, or, Materials for a history of remarkable providences: mostly relating to Scotch ministers and Christians - Robert Wodrow 1842-1843

        Book Recommended Includes accounts of ghosts, spirits and angels.

  15. Recommended Reading 436 items
    1. Approaches to Popular Culture 4 items
      1. Popular culture in early modern Europe - Burke, Peter, American Council of Learned Societies 1978 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Communities of belief: cultural and social tension in early modern France - Briggs, Robin, Oxford University Press 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    2. Early modern society 12 items
      1. The middling sort of people: culture, society and politics in England, 1550-1800 - Barry, Jonathan, Brooks, C. W. c1994

        Book 

      2. Prices, food, and wages in Scotland, 1550-1780 - Gibson, A. J. S., Smout, T. C. 1995

        Book 

      3. Scottish society, 1500-1800 - Houston, R. A., Whyte, Ian 1989

        Book 

      4. The early modern town in Scotland - Lynch, Michael c1987

        Book 

      5. The medieval and early modern burgh

        Chapter 

      6. A kindly place?: living in sixteenth-century Scotland - Sanderson, Margaret H. B. 2002

        Book Recommended

      7. Agriculture and society in seventeenth-century Scotland - Whyte, Ian c1979

        Book 

      8. Scotland's society and economy in transition, c.1500-c.1760 - Whyte, Ian 1997

        Book Recommended

    3. Literacy and Education 16 items
      1. Literacy in the Highlands - John Bannerman

        Chapter  See: Pp. 214-235, available online.

      2. The history of Scottish education - Scotland, James 1969

        Book 

      3. Scottish education since the Reformation - Anderson, R. D. 1997

        Book 

      4. Education and the Scottish people, 1750-1918 - Anderson, R. D., Oxford University Press 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. The Statutes of Iona: text and context. - MacGregor, Martin

        Article  Discusses education measures in Statutes of Iona

    4. Popular Print: Books, Pamphlets, Newspapers and Chapbooks 25 items
      1. Cheap print and popular piety, 1550-1640 - Watt, Tessa 1991

        Book 

      2. News, newspapers, and society in early modern Britain - Raymond, Joad 1999

        Book 

      3. Cheap print in Britain and Ireland to 1660 - Raymond, Joad 2011

        Book 

      4. Periodicals and publishers: the newspaper and journal trade, 1750-1914 - Hinks, John, Armstrong, Catherine, Day, Matthew 2009

        Book 

      5. ABCs, almanacs, ballads, chapbooks, popular piety and textbooks - R.C. Simmons

        Chapter 

      6. Chapbooks and broadsides - John Morris

        Chapter  Available online.

      7. Scottish chapbook literature - Harvey, William 1903

        Book 

      8. Folk in print: Scotland's chapbook heritage, 1750-1850 - Cowan, Edward J., Paterson, Mike 2007

        Book 

      9. The spoken word: oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850 - Adam Fox, D. R. Woolf, MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended See chapter on print in Scottish Gaelic world

      10. Chapmen in Eighteenth Century Scotland - Vivienne Dunstan Spring/Summer 2017

        Article 

    5. Oral Culture & Ballads 10 items
      See also articles on psalm singing in Protestant culture section
      1. The Border ballads - James Reed

        Chapter 

      2. Oral literature and performance culture - Beech, John 2007

        Book 

      3. The ballad in Scottish history - Cowan, Edward J. 2000

        Book 

      4. Gaelic oral tradition

        Chapter 

      5. The spoken word: oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850 - Fox, Adam, Woolf, D. R., MyiLibrary 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. Oral and literate culture in England, 1500-1700 - Fox, Adam, Oxford University Press 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    6. The Reformation in Scotland 18 items
      1. The Scottish Reformation - Donaldson, Gordon 1960

        Book 

      2. Scotland - Julian Goodare

        Chapter 

      3. The origins of the Scottish Reformation - Ryrie, Alec 2006

        Book 

      4. Calvinism and the survival of folk - Edward J. Cowan

        Chapter 

      5. The parish clergy and the Reformation - Gordon Donaldson

        Chapter 

      6. The Jacobean Kirk, 1567-1625: sovereignty, polity, and liturgy - MacDonald, Alan R. 1998

        Book  See: New polity, new liturgy, 1610-25 (chapter 7) pp. 148--170.

    7. Protestant Culture (Psalms, Sermons, Music, Architecture) 10 items
      1. The culture of Protestantism in early modern Scotland - Todd, Margo c2002

        Book Essential

      2. The Oxford handbook of the early modern sermon - McCullough, Peter E., Adlington, Hugh, Rhatigan, Emma 2011

        Book  See ch. 13. Preaching the Scottish Reformation, 1560-1707 by Crawford Gribben, plus other chapters on sermon style and reception.

      3. Studies in the history of worship in Scotland - Forrester, Duncan B., Murray, Douglas M. 1996

        Book 

      4. Defining strains: the musical life of Scots in the seventeenth century - James Porter c2007

        Book Recommended See: Chapter entitled "Blessed spirits sing with me! Psalm singing in context and practice", available online.

      5. Music in the Scottish Church up to 1603: our awin Scottis use - Isobel Woods Preece, Sally Harper, Warwick Edwards, Gordon James Munro 2000

        Book Recommended Impact of the Reformation on Scottish music. See: Chapter by Munro, G. J., The Scottish Reformation and its Consequences

    8. Regional Studies of the Reformation 11 items
      1. Politics or religion?: the Reformation in Perth, 1540-1570 - Verschuur, Mary c2006

        Book 

      2. Edinburgh and the Reformation - Lynch, Michael c1981

        Book 

      3. Reforming the Scottish parish: the Reformation in Fife, 1560-1640 - McCallum, John, Dawson Books c2010 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Ayrshire and the Reformation: people and change, 1490-1600 - Sanderson, Margaret H. B. 1997

        Book 

    9. Discipline in the Reformed Kirk 7 items
      1. Enforcing Reformation in Ireland and Scotland, 1550-1700 - Boran, Elizabethanne, Gribben, Crawford, Dawson Books c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Acquiescence in and defiance of church discipline in early modern Scotland - Leneman L, Mitchison R

        Article  See: Records of the Scottish Church History Society, v.25, pp. 19-39. Available online.

      3. Punishment, Discipline, and Power: The Social Meanings of Violence in Early Modern England - Susan Dwyer Amussen 1995

        Article  Useful on the role of discipline in early modern communities.

      4. Civic lessons for the masses

        Chapter Further A comparative study of social discipline in London.

    10. Reformation and cultural change: Europe 5 items
      1. Teaching religion in early modern Europe: catechisms, emblems and local traditions - Stefan Ehrenpreis

        Chapter 

      2. The Oxford encyclopedia of the Reformation - Hillerbrand, Hans Joachim, Oxford University Press c2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Reformation and the culture of persuasion - Pettegree, Andrew, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2005 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. “Hey ho, let the cup go round!” Singing for reformation in the sixteenth century - Judith Pollman

        Chapter  This chapter appears in volume 1.

    11. Catholic culture in Scotland 11 items
      1. Roman Catholicism in the Highlands - Alasdair Roberts

        Chapter 

    12. Protestantism in the Highlands 13 items
      1. Kinship and clientage: Highland clanship, 1451-1609 - Cathcart, Alison, Dawson Books 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. The Gaelic reaction to the Reformation - Micheal MacCraith

        Chapter 

      3. Clanship, commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Macinnes, Allan I. 1996

        Book 

      4. A handbook of the Scottish Gaelic culture - Newton, Michael Steven c2000

        Book 

      5. Roman Catholicism in the Highlands - Alasdair Roberts

        Chapter 

      6. The Church and Traditional Belief in Gaelic Society - John MacInnes

        Chapter 

    13. Covenanting culture 28 items
      1. The making of the radical southwest: Charles I and his Scottish kingdom, 1625-1649 - Sharon Adams

        Chapter Recommended See: Chapter 4: The Making of the Radical South-West: Charles I and his Scottish Kingdom, 1625-1649. Available online.

      2. The making of the National Covenant - Edward J. Cowan

        Chapter 

      3. The Solemn League & Covenant - Edward J. Cowan

        Chapter  Available online.

      4. The Scottish Covenanters, 1660-1688 - Cowan, Ian B. 1976

        Book Recommended

      5. Scottish Puritanism, 1590-1638 - Mullan, David George, Oxford University Press 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      6. The Scottish Revolution, 1637-1644: the triumph of the covenanters - Stevenson, David 1973

        Book  Stevenson D., The prayer book and the national covenant, 1636-February 1838 (chapter 2), pp. 56-87 available online.

      7. The burghs and the Scottish Revolution - David Stevenson

        Chapter 

      8. The early Covenanters and the federal union of Britain - David Stevenson

        Chapter 

      9. Protestant piety in early-modern Scotland: letters, lives and covenants, 1650-1712 - David George Mullan, Scottish History Society c2008

        Book Recommended Primary sources

      10. Restoration: Charles II and his kingdoms, 1660-1685 - Harris, Tim 2005

        Book  See chapters on Scotland.

      11. Church and state in Scotland, 1660-1681 - Buckroyd, Julia c1980

        Book 

      12. A church militant: Scotland, 1661-1688 - Elizabeth Hannan Hyman Spring 1995

        Article Recommended

      13. Episcopacy and the National Covenant - Jamie McDougall 06/2018

        Article Recommended

      14. Religious realignment between the Restoration and Union - Colin Kidd

        Chapter 

    14. Episcopalian/Jacobite culture & Jacobite risings 34 items
      1. Damn' rebel bitches: the women of the '45 - Craig, Maggie c1997

        Book 

      2. The Jacobite song: political myth and national identity - Donaldson, William 1988

        Book Recommended

      3. Restoration Scotland, 1660-1690: royalist politics, religion and ideas - Jackson, Clare, Ebooks Corporation Limited 2003 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. The Jacobite risings in Britain, 1689-1746 - Lenman, Bruce 1995, c1980

        Book  See: Roots of rebellion II: 1715 in Scotland (chapter 6), pp. 126--154. Available online.

      5. The Jacobite cause - Lenman, Bruce 1986

        Book 

      6. Clanship, commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788 - Macinnes, Allan I. 1996

        Book 

      7. Episcopacy in Scotland: the history of an idea, 1560-1638 - Mullan, David George c1986

        Book 

      8. Jacobitism - Pittock, Murray 1998

        Book 

      9. Poetry and Jacobite politics in eighteenth-century Britain and Ireland - Pittock, Murray, American Council of Learned Societies 1994 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      10. The myth of the Jacobite clans: the Jacobite Army in 1745 - Pittock, Murray 2009

        Book 

      11. Ideology and conspiracy: aspects of Jacobitism, 1689-1759 - Cruickshanks, Eveline c1982

        Book 

      12. The Oxford handbook of material culture studies - Hicks, Dan, Beaudry, Mary Carolyn c2010

        Book 

      13. Culture and Material Culture of Jacobitism - Hugh Cheape

        Chapter Recommended Available online.

      14. Jacobitism and the English people, 1688-1788 - Monod, Paul Klâeber 1989

        Book 

      15. The Jacobite challenge - Cruickshanks, Eveline, Black, Jeremy c1988

        Book 

      16. The Jacobites and their drinking glasses - Seddon, Geoffrey B. c1995

        Book 

      17. The Stuart court in exile and the Jacobites - Cruickshanks, Eveline, Corp, Edward c1995

        Book 

      18. The Jacobites: Britain and Europe, 1688-1788 - D. Szechi 2019

        Book 

      19. Doc 8: Reasons for a fast, Doc 10: 'To All True-Hearted Scotsmen'

        Document  Documents 8 and 10 relate to popular Jacobitism.

      20. Jacobite Unionism - Gerard Carruthers

        Chapter Further Considers Jacobite views of the Union after the Culloden defeat.

    15. Magic and witchcraft: England and Europe 12 items
      1. Witches and neighbours: the social and cultural context of European witchcraft - Briggs, Robin c2002

        Book Recommended

      2. The witch-hunt in early modern Europe - Levack, Brian P. 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended

      3. Magic in the Middle Ages - Richard Kieckhefer, Askews & Holts Library Services 2014

        Book 

    16. Scottish national identity 25 items
      1. The vanishing emperor: British kingship and its decline 1603-1707 - Keith M. Brown

        Chapter 

      2. The Jacobite song: political myth and national identity - Donaldson, William 1988

        Book 

      3. Keeping the Covenant: Scottish national identity - Richard J. Finlay

        Chapter  Chapter available online.

      4. Protestantism, constitutionalism and British identity under the later Stuarts - Colin Kidd

        Chapter 

      5. Military service and British identity in the Highlands - Andrew Mackillop

        Chapter 

      6. The myth of the Jacobite clans: the Jacobite Army in 1745 - Pittock, Murray 2009

        Book 

      7. Chosen peoples - Smith, Anthony D. 2003

        Book 

      8. The early Covenanters and the federal union of Britain - David Stevenson

        Chapter 

      9. Imagining Communities - Judith Pollmann 20/07/2017

        Book Further

    17. Festivals and Saints Days 24 items
      1. Festive Practices 8 items
        1. Festivals | Tairis

          Webpage Recommended On Gaelic festivals.

        2. British calendar customs: Scotland - Banks, Mary Macleod 1939-1941

          Book Essential Volumes 2 + 3

        3. Scottish customs: from the cradle to the grave - Margaret Bennett 2004

          Book Essential

        4. The stations of the sun: a history of the ritual year in Britain - Hutton, Ronald, Oxford University Press 1996 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential

        5. Scottish festivals - Livingstone, Sheila 1997

          Book Essential

        6. The silver bough - F. Marian McNeill

          Chapter Essential

        7. Robin Hood in Scotland - E. Patricia Dennison

          Chapter  Available as e-book.

      2. Impact of the Kirk 4 items
        1. Profane pastimes - Margo Todd

          Chapter Essential

      3. Saints Days and Pilgrimage 4 items
        1. The search for salvation: lay faith in Scotland, 1480-1560 - Audrey-Beth Fitch, Elizabeth Ewan 2009

          Book Recommended Useful for pre-Reformation saints days and other religious festivals.

      4. Primary sources on Festivals and Saints Days 8 items
        See also the First and Second Books of Discipline
        1. [Certaine] Greives of the Kirk [of Scotland,] assembled in Edenburgh, givin in to his Majestie, [the 20 of February 1587.]

          Document Recommended Note references to Easter, Yule, carolling, feasting and other festive practices.

        2. 1638 General Assembly abjuration of Articles of Perth

          Document Recommended See paragraph 2 on festival days.

    18. Poor Relief, Poverty and Famine 18 items
      1. Famine in Scotland: the 'ill years' of the 1690s - Cullen, Karen J. c2010

        Book 

      2. Famine in Aberdeenshire, 1695-1699 - R. E. Tyson

        Chapter 

    19. Marriage and Weddings 7 items
      1. Death, birth and marriage in early modern Scotland - Deborah Symonds

        Chapter 

    20. Theatre, Music and Performance 14 items
      1. Oral literature and performance culture - Beech, John 2007

        Book 

      2. Theatre in Scotland 1660-1800 - Alasdair Cameron

        Chapter  Appears in The History of Scottish Literature, vol. II (1660-1800), pp. 191-208.

      3. Music books - Mary Chan

        Chapter  Appears in Vol. IV: 1557-1695

      4. Beginnings to 1700 - Bill Findlay

        Chapter 

      5. Drama in sixteenth-century Haddington - John McGavin

        Chapter 

      6. The eighteenth century - Adrienne Scullion

        Chapter 

      7. Popular entertainment in seventeenth century Scotland - Terence Tobin

        Article  Vol. 23, no. 2 (1968), 46-54.

      8. Plays by Scots, 1660-1800 - Tobin, Terence [1974]

        Book 

    21. Crime 13 items
      1. Twisted sisters: women, crime and deviance in Scotland since 1400 - Galloway Brown, Yvonne, Ferguson, Rona 2002

        Book 

      2. Women and violent crime in enlightenment Scotland - Kilday, Anne-Marie, Royal Historical Society (Great Britain) 2007

        Book 

      3. Sexuality and social control: Scotland, 1660-1780 - Mitchison, Rosalind, Leneman, Leah 1989

        Book  Mitchison R. and Leneman L., Scotland: the church and the regions (chapter 1), pp. 16-43 available online.

      4. The Barony

        Chapter 

      5. Order and disorder - Christopher A. Whately

        Chapter 

      6. Handlist of records for the study of crime in early modern Scotland, to 1747 - Patrick Rayner, Bruce Lenman, Geoffrey Parker 1982

        Book 

    22. Rural Life & Agricultural Improvement 12 items
      1. A history of everyday life in Scotland, 1600 to 1800 - Foyster, Elizabeth A., Whatley, Christopher A. c2010

        Book 

      2. A kindly place?: living in sixteenth-century Scotland - Sanderson, Margaret H. B. 2002

        Book 

      3. Scotland's domestic life - Storrier, Susan, Burnett, John, European Ethnological Research Centre, National Museums of Scotland 2006

        Book 

      4. Cookery Books - Catherine Brown

        Chapter 

      5. Food and drink in Scotland: Why Scots ate and drank what they did

        Webpage  This blog indicates the type of evidence that can be found in the Statistical Accounts for rural life.

      6. Servants in rural Europe: 1400-1900 - Jane Whittle 2017

        Book Recommended

    23. Gender and Family 10 items
      See also Marriage section
      1. Women and the Law

        Chapter Recommended See: Chapter 4, available online.

      2. Sexuality and social control: Scotland, 1660-1780 - Mitchison, Rosalind, Leneman, Leah 1989

        Book  Mitchison R. and Leneman L., Scotland: the church and the regions (chapter 1), pp. 16-43 available online.

      3. Finding the family in medieval and early modern Scotland - Ewan, Elizabeth, Nugent, Janay c2008

        Book 

      4. Women and gender in the early modern western Gaidhealtachd - Domhnall Uilleam Stiubhart

        Chapter 

      5. Gender in Scottish history since 1700 - Lynn Abrams, Dawson Books 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

    24. Popular Politics 7 items
      1. Crowds and popular politics in early modern England - Walter, John c2006

        Book 

      2. The politics of the excluded, c. 1500-1850 - Harris, Tim, MyiLibrary 2001 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Scottish public opinion and the Anglo-Scottish union, 1699-1707 - Bowie, Karin 2007

        Book 

      4. Resistance, representation, and community - Blickle, Peter 1997

        Book 

    25. Company of Scotland & Darien colony 8 items
      1. The Darien scheme - Insh, George Pratt, Historical Association (Great Britain) 1947

        Book 

      2. Scottish public opinion and the Anglo-Scottish union, 1699-1707 - Bowie, Karin 2007

        Book 

      3. Pamphlets on Company of Scotland/Darien: (search Historical Texts database) (electronic resource)

        Document  Log in off-campus via UK Federation with GUID

      4. Petitions to Parliament on Company of Scotland 1700-1701

        Document Recommended Find petitions by putting the document codes in the search box on the website.

    26. Popular Opinion and the Union of 1707 15 items
      1. Scottish public opinion and the Anglo-Scottish union, 1699-1707 - Bowie, Karin 2007

        Book 

      2. The Scots and the Union - Christopher A. Whatley, Derek J. Patrick c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. Scotland and the Union, 1707-2007 - Devine, T. M., Dawson Books 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book