The Age of Reformation, 1542-1604

Learning Resources

  • Steven Reid, 'The Scottish Reformation, c.1525-1560', Scottish History Society.
  • Bridging the Continental divide: neo-Latin and its cultural role in Jacobean Scotland. Bridging the Continental Divide was a project funded by the AHRC and based in the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow between August 2012 and July 2015. The project's main aim was to produce an electronic edition of a selection of the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum huius aevi illustrium (DPS, Amsterdam, 1637), the largest anthology of Scottish neo-Latin poetry ever produced, which was edited by the Fife laird Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit and the Aberdonian poet Arthur Johnstone. The resource provides original scans of the entire 1,272 page text, and a full transcription and translation of 11 of the 37 poets featured within it, totalling 335 pages.Available here: https://www.dps.gla.ac.uk/.

Open Access Articles

 

Related Books

Reid, S. J., Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560–1625 (St Andrews, 2011).

This book surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic university system into a greatly expanded Protestant one in the decades following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. It also assesses the contribution of religious reformer Andrew Melville to this process in the context of broader social and cultural developments. Through systematic use of largely neglected manuscript sources, the book offers fresh perspectives on both Andrew Melville and the development of Scottish higher education post-1560.