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

Cowan, Mairi, 1974-

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  • Creator Mairi Cowan
  • Format Books
  • Publication Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Physical Details
    • xi, 252 pages ; 22 cm
  • ISBNs 9780719080234, 0719080231
  • OCLC ocn829721589


  • This title examines lay religious culture in Scottish towns between the Black Death and the Protestant Reformation: what the living did to influence the dead and vice versa; considers both continuities and changes, highlighting the Catholic Reform movement that reached Scottish towns before the Protestant Reformation took hold.


  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-245) and index.


  • Part I: Lamenting the dead. 1. How the living influenced the dead -- 2. How the dead influenced the living -- Part II: Summoning the living. 3. Communities of religion -- 4. The individual in the community -- Part III. Subduing thunderbolts. 5. Religious dissent -- 6. Catholic reform
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