Release date: 5th November 2013
Published by: Birlinn Ltd
ISBN No: 978 1841588728
Taking on the preeminent cultural and intellectual movement of 15th- and 16th-century European Renaissance, this work discusses the Scottish version of renaissance culture as a hybrid, with multiple antecedents, adapted to suit the needs of Scottish patrons. Arguing that the Stewart monarchs and Scottish aristocracy sought to fully participate in the European mainstream and saw their cultural patronage as a powerful way to facilitate that aim, this history examines the buildings, books, and artifacts of the period to tell the story of a vibrant and cosmopolitan society that was innovative and confident as well assimilative and inspirational.
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