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The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560–1625

Sebastiaan Verweij


This book presents a history of the literary culture of early modern Scotland (1560–1625), based on extensive study of the literary manuscript. The book breaks new ground in a number of ways. Firstly, it draws on (relatively) canonical manuscripts, texts, and authors, but following extensive archival research, it also brings to light manuscripts and their literary contents that have rarely, or never, been discussed before. Secondly, the book argues for the importance of three key places of production of such manuscripts: the royal court, burghs and towns, and regional houses (stately homes, bu ... More

Keywords: Scotland, early modern, renaissance, literary culture, manuscript, poetry, history of the book, James VI/I, Bannatyne manuscript

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198757290
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198757290.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sebastiaan Verweij, author
Lecturer in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature, University of Bristol