By Steven J. Reid
Throughout early-modern Europe the confessional struggles of the Reformation touched almost each point of civic existence; and nowhere was once this extra obvious than within the universities, the seedbed of political and ecclesiastical society. Focussing on occasions in Scotland, this publication finds how tested universities came upon themselves on the centre of a fight by means of competing forces attempting to advertise their very own political, spiritual or academic ideals, and less than festival from new associations. It surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic collage method right into a greatly-expanded Protestant one within the a long time following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. concurrently the learn assesses the contribution of the continentally-educated spiritual reformer Andrew Melville to this technique within the context of broader eu social and cultural advancements - together with starting to be lay curiosity in schooling (as due to the renaissance humanism), and the involvement of royal and civic govt in addition to the recent Protestant Kirk in collage growth and reform. via systematic use of mostly missed manuscript assets, the ebook bargains clean views on either Andrew Melville and the improvement of Scottish larger schooling post-1560. in addition to supplying a close photograph of occasions in Scotland, it contributes to our turning out to be figuring out of the function performed by means of better schooling in shaping society throughout Europe.
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John Herkless and Robert K. Hannay, The College of St Leonard (Edinburgh, 1905); Acta, pp. xliii–l; Cant, pp. 34–41. RPS 1525/7/32 [accessed 30 March 2010]. John Knox’s History of the Reformation in Scotland, ed. W. Croft Dickinson (2 vols, London, 1949), vol. 1, p. 15. –1528)’, ODNB [12116, accessed 30 March 2010]. The final college established at St Andrews before 1560 was the ‘College of St Mary of the Assumption’ or St Mary’s. 13 The plans for St Mary’s stalled following the murder of Cardinal Beaton at the hands of Protestant reformers in 1546, but the college was John Herkless and Robert K.
34–41. RPS 1525/7/32 [accessed 30 March 2010]. John Knox’s History of the Reformation in Scotland, ed. W. Croft Dickinson (2 vols, London, 1949), vol. 1, p. 15. –1528)’, ODNB [12116, accessed 30 March 2010]. The final college established at St Andrews before 1560 was the ‘College of St Mary of the Assumption’ or St Mary’s. 13 The plans for St Mary’s stalled following the murder of Cardinal Beaton at the hands of Protestant reformers in 1546, but the college was John Herkless and Robert K.
Humanism and Calvinism 16 The Scottish Universities, c. 1410–1560 By 1560 there were three universities in Scotland, and all three owed their existence to the Catholic Church. Each founded by bishops, they were all members of the elite class of institution known as studium generale, authorised by papal bull to teach arts and the higher faculties of theology, law and medicine, to examine students for masters or doctoral degrees, and for their chancellor (ex officio the bishop or archbishop of the diocese) to confer the licentia ubique docendi, the universally recognised qualification allowing a graduate to teach at any other university in Europe.
Humanism and Calvinism. Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560–1625 by Steven J. Reid