The Department of Scottish History offers a range of degree programmes and other study opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The history of Scotland during the mediaeval and modern periods is taught with an emphasis on the European and British contexts which have shaped the indigenous culture and institutions of the country.

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Recent Submissions

  • Magnificence and materiality : the commerce and culture of Flemish luxuries in late medieval Scotland 

    French, Morvern (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis explores the prestige associated in late medieval Scotland with Flemish luxury products, using a material culture-based approach founded on the premise that objects can reveal the beliefs and attitudes of those ...
  • Saints, dedications and cults in mediaeval Fife 

    Dove, Giles W. (University of St Andrews, 1988) - Thesis
    A good deal has been written about the history of the Scottish Church, about Scottish saints and about church dedications in Scotland. Much of this has, however, been written by antiquarians who have often had a denominational ...
  • Place-names, land and lordship in the medieval earldom of Strathearn 

    Watson, Angus (University of St Andrews, 2002-06) - Thesis
    The first aim of this thesis is to present a comprehensive toponymic listing and analysis for six parishes of Western Strathearn, and this is done in Part One where approximately 2500 place-names are considered. The ...
  • Dynasticism and diplomacy : the political career of Marie de Guise in Scotland, 1548-1560 

    Ritchie, Pamela E. (University of St Andrews, 1999) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the political career of Marie de Guise in Scotland during the period 1548-1560. Challenging the conventional interpretation of Guise as the defender of Catholicism whose régime climaxed with the ...
  • People and parliament in Scotland, 1689-1702 

    Patrick, Derek J. (University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
    In Scotland the Revolution of 1688 - 1689 has received little academic attention - considered little more than an adjunct of events in England. Traditionally, the political elite have been seen as reluctant to rebel, the ...

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