By Steven J. Reid

throughout early-modern Europe the confessional struggles of the Reformation touched almost each point of civic lifestyles; and nowhere used to be this extra obvious than within the universities, the seedbed of political and ecclesiastical society. Focussing on occasions in Scotland, this ebook finds how proven universities chanced on themselves on the centre of a fight by way of competing forces attempting to advertise their very own political, non secular or academic ideals, and lower than pageant from new associations. It surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic collage approach right into a greatly-expanded Protestant one within the many years following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. concurrently the examine assesses the contribution of the continentally-educated non secular reformer Andrew Melville to this procedure within the context of broader eu social and cultural advancements - together with transforming into lay curiosity in schooling (as as a result of renaissance humanism), and the involvement of royal and civic executive in addition to the hot Protestant Kirk in collage growth and reform. via systematic use of mostly ignored manuscript resources, the ebook bargains clean views on either Andrew Melville and the improvement of Scottish larger schooling post-1560. in addition to supplying an in depth photograph of occasions in Scotland, it contributes to our growing to be knowing of the function performed via better schooling in shaping society throughout Europe.

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