By Steve Boardman, Eila Williamson
Of the entire Celtic international locations, Scotland has lacked the type of scholarly consciousness that has been lavished fruitfully on Wales, eire, Cornwall and Brittany. And but of them all, Scotland deals the widest variety of interfaces with broader paintings at the cult of saints. The papers provided right here hide this territory very effectively.... (the e-book) brings jointly first-class reviews that effectively discover the broad ramifications of the subject. a person with an curiosity in saints' cults will wish this e-book. DAUVIT BROUN, Professor of Scottish background, collage of Glasgow. This quantity deals reviews of saints' cults in Scotland, starting from the early medieval interval to the 16th century, and mixing significant overviews with exploration of alternative subject matters from various disciplines -- archaeology, literature, and heritage, specially political. there's a powerful specialize in the advance of specific cults, utilizing them to debate wider concerns corresponding to the strain among `popular' sanctity and legitimate canonisation approaches in medieval Europe, and the trouble of creating the validity of geographical styles within the distribution of dedications to person saints. the amount additionally contains significant assessment articles, surveying the final tendencies in glossy scholarship on, and the research of, saints' cults.