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Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420-1587

Joanna Martin and Emily Wingfield


This book brings together original essays by a group of international scholars to offer ground-breaking research into the ‘Advice to Princes’ tradition and related themes of good self- and public governance in Older Scots literature, and in Latin literature composed in Scotland in the fifteenth, sixteenth, and early seventeenth centuries. The essays honour Professor Sally Mapstone and bring to the fore texts both from and about the royal court in a variety of genres, and for a range of audiences. The writers and texts studied include Bower’s Scotichronicon, Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid, an ... More

Keywords: Scotland, Older Scots literature, medieval literature, kingship, governance, politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198787525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198787525.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joanna Martin, editor
Associate Professor of Middle English and Older Scots, University of Nottingham

Emily Wingfield, editor
Lecturer in English, University of Birmingham

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