Alasdair A. MacDonald, Ph.D. (1978) in English, University of Edinburgh, is Professor of Medieval English Language and Literature at the University of Groningen. He has published widely on the Medieval and Renaissance literature and culture of Scotland and England.
Michael Lynch, Ph.D. (1977) in History, University of London, is Sir William Fraser Professor of Scottish History and Paleography (alternatively Professor of Scottish History) at Edinburgh University. He has published widely on the history of early modern Scotland.
Ian B. Cowan, Ph.D. (1961) in Scottish History, Edinburgh University, was until his death in 1990 Professor of Scottish History at Glasgow University. He published extensively on the medieval church.
"The approaches of the 21 contributors, both clergymen and laity, mostly from Glasgow and Edinburgh, are various but the results are uniformly interesting. Students of literature and history, social and political and cultural trends, manuscripts and librarianship, etc., should see this highly informative contribution to Scottish studies."
Bibliothèque d'humanisme et renaissance, 1995.
"...a real goldmine of a volume, utterly indispensable to any scholar whose range takes him right through fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Scotland; there are gems of analysis and information in every article, and it is a book to return to again and again."
Jenny Wormald, EHR, 1997.
Table of contents
Abbreviations and Conventions
1. The Scots Buke of Phisnomy and Sir Gilbert Hay, Sally Mapstone
2. The Latin Original of Robert Henryson's Annunciation Lyric, A.A. MacDonald
3. William Elphinstone's Library Revisited, Leslie J. Macfarlane
4. James Liddell on Concepts and Signs, Alexander Broadie
5. New Light on Gavin Douglas, Priscilla Bawcutt
6. The Asloan Manuscript, I.C. Cunningham
7. The Cathedral Clergy of Dunkeld in the Early Sixteenth Century, Ian B. Cowan with Michael
8. The Invention of Tradition, Highland-Style, William Gillies
9. Glasgow University's Copy of Robert Richardson's Exegesis in canonem divi Augustini, Stephen Rawles
10. Canons Regular and the Reformation, Mark Dilworth
11. The Interaction between Literature and History in Queen Mary's Edinburgh, Theo van Heijnsbergen
12. The Dialogue of the Twa Wyfeis”, Mark Loughlin
13. The Regent Morton's Visitation: the Reformation of Aberdeen, 1574, Allan White
14. Some helpes for young Schollers: a New Source of Early Scottish Psalmody, Kenneth Elliott
15. Melvillian” Reform in the Scottish Universities, James Kirk
16. Preaching to the Converted? Perspectives on the Scottish Reformation, Michael Lynch
17. M. Alex: Boyde.” The Authorship of “Fra banc to banc', Robert Donaldson
18. Durkan & Ross” and Beyond, Brian Hillyard
19. Glanville Resarcinate: Sir John Skene and the Regiam Majestatem, Hector MacQueen
20. Some Rare Scottish Books in the Old Royal Library, T.A. Birrell
21. Writings of John Durkan, 1931-1994, T.A. Birrell