Nick Devas is Director of the International Development Department of the School of Public Policy at the University of Birmingham.
' The approaches of the 21 contributors, both clergymen and laity, mostly from Glasgow and Edinburgh, are various but the results are uniformly interesting. Students of literature and history, social and political and cultural trends, manuscripts and librarianship, etc., should see this highly informative contribution to Scottish studies.'<br> Bibliothhque d'humanisme et renaissance, 1995.<br>'.. .a real goldmine of a volume, utterly indispensable to any scholar whose range takes him right through fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Scotland; there are gems of analysis and information in every article, and it is a book to return to again and again.'<br>Jenny Wormald, EHR, 1997.<br>