GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland


GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland

ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908    Product format: Hardback

The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstrates, this is far from true. The Stewart monarchs and the Scottish aristocracy were poorer than many other princes and nobles, but keen to assert their equality in dignity and status. They saw their cultural patronage as a powerful way to facilitate that aim. We look in detail at decorative and applied arts, fine arts, warfare, music, education and literature, chivalry and pageantry in this first fully illustrated survey of this remarkable heritage. Andrea Thomas explains that Scotland at that time was certainly a much more cosmopolitan and outward looking society than is often imagined. Scots were closely connected to the ecclesiastical, military, dynastic, diplomatic and trading networks of the period, and since the 13th century the Scottish Church had been designated a 'Special Daughter of Rome' meaning there was constant correspondence and journeying to Rome and other parts of Europe. This look at the Scottish Renaissance literature and books, buildings and architecture, arts, music, warfare and education proves that Scotland was very creative during the period. 230pp, colour illus.
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