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Death, life, and religious change in Scottish towns c. 1350-1560

Mairi Cowan


This book examines lay religious culture in Scottish towns between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation. Part I looks at what the living did to influence the dead and at how the dead were believed to influence the living in turn. It shows that the living and the dead shared a reciprocal relationship of obligation and assistance, and that the bonds between the two groups were especially strong when they involved blood or guild kinship. Part II considers the overlapping communities in Scottish towns where people could personalize religious expression in a meaningful social context. Par ... More

Keywords: Scotland, Medieval, Early Modern, Religion, Reformation, Towns, Britain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719080234
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719080234.001.0001


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Mairi Cowan, author

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