Session 1207: New Perspectives on 15th-Century Scotland, III: The Urban Context
Wednesday 8 July 2015, 14.15-15.45
|Sponsor:||Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews|
|Organiser:||Claire Hawes, Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews|
|Moderator/Chair:||David Ditchburn, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin|
|Paper 1207-a||Early Municipal Registers of Deliberations in Scotland|
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources
|Paper 1207-b||Scottish Crafts in the 15th Century|
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Medieval
|Paper 1207-c||Bonding and Guilds: Some Interesting Parallels in Theory and Practice|
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Scholarship on Scotland’s medieval towns benefits greatly from the interdisciplinary approaches adopted by its proponents. By drawing upon, on the one hand, documentary records of world significance and, on the other, a rich archaeological heritage, this panel seeks to draw together insights into urban life and politics from a variety of perspectives.
These papers engage with the political and economic changes which shaped life in the towns, evaluate the structures which underpinned norms of conciliar government and connect urban politics both to the Scottish nobility and to broader European developments. They each address a previously unexplored dimension of Scottish urban history.