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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1007: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scotland, I: Foreign Relations

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews
Organiser:Claire Hawes, Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews
Moderator/Chair:Alastair Macdonald, School of Divinity, History & Philosophy, University of Aberdeen
Paper 1007-aThe Place of Flemish Trade in 15th-Century Scottish Politics
(Language: English)
Amy Eberlin, Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1007-bForeign Queens and Home-Grown Elites: Conflicting Influences upon the Ceremonies of Scottish Kingship in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Lucinda Dean, School of History & Politics, University of Stirling
Index terms: Art History - General, Politics and Diplomacy, Women's Studies
Paper 1007-cThe Stewart Crown, Ireland, and the World of the G√°idhealtachtd in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Simon Egan, School of History, University College Cork
Index terms: Maritime and Naval Studies, Military History, Politics and Diplomacy

This interdisciplinary panel focuses upon Scotland in Europe. It examines how continental influences shaped Scottish practices, particularly in the realm of visual culture, and how the internal dynamics of Scottish politics influenced relations with other polities. Historiography has firmly established the attempts of the Stewart kings to be 'players on the European stage' but this panel goes further, by examining in detail the nature of Scottish elite culture, which was both cosmopolitan and unique. By discussing European interactions in art, architecture, trade, diplomacy and the ceremonies of kingship, queenship and parliament, these papers will highlight a distinctively Scottish approach to each.