IMC 2015: Sessions

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-aEarly Municipal Registers of Deliberations in Scotland
(Language: English)
William Hepburn, School of Humanities (History), University of Glasgow
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources
Paper 1207-bScottish Crafts in the 15th Century
(Language: English)
Morvern French, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Historiography - Medieval
Paper 1207-cBonding and Guilds: Some Interesting Parallels in Theory and Practice
(Language: English)
Claire Hawes, Institute of Scottish Historical Research, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Urban, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

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.