The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission,  1560-1625 by Sebastiaan VerweijThe Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission,  1560-1625 by Sebastiaan Verweij

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

bySebastiaan Verweij

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This study presents a history of the literary culture of early-modern Scotland (1560-1625), based on extensive study of the literary manuscript. It argues for the importance of three key places of production of such manuscripts: the royal court, burghs and towns, and regional houses (statelyhomes, but also minor lairdly and non-aristocratic households). This attention to place facilitates a discussion of, respectively, courtly, urban or civic, and regional literary cultures. Sebastiaan Verweij's methodology stems from bibliographical scholarship and the study of the "History of theBook", and more specifically, from a school of manuscript research that has invigorated early-modern English literary criticism over the last few decades. The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland will also intersect with a programme of reassessment of early-modern Scottish culture that is currently underway in Scottish studies. Traditional narratives of literary history have often regarded the Reformation of 1560 as heralding a terminal culturaldecline, and the Union of Crowns of 1603, with the departure of king and court, was thought to have brought the briefest of renaissances (in the 1580s and 1590s) to an early end. This book purposefully straddles the Union, in order to make possible the rediscovery of Scotland's refined andsophisticated renaissance culture.
Sebastiaan Verweij was born in the Netherlands, obtained his PhD from the University of Glasgow, and is currently a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol. He previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge (2008-9), and the University of Oxford (2010-14). He has published several jour...
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Title:The Literary Culture of Early Modern Scotland: Manuscript Production and Transmission, 1560-1625Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pagesPublished:October 28, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Scottish Literary Texts and the Book History of Early Modern Britain1. Courtly Literary Culture and Manuscripts of the Court2. 'All the kings poesis': The Manuscripts of James VI3. The Manuscripts of William Fowler4. Manuscript Production, Transmission, and Urban Cultural Identities5. Urban Developments: EUL MS Laing III.4476. The Marks of Neighbourhood: Regional Manuscript Production and Transmission7. The Verse Miscellanies of James Murray of Tibbermuir and Margaret Robertson of LudeConclusion: 'Off begynnnyng and ending'Bibliography: ManuscriptsBibliography: Printed BooksIndex