By Carol Edington
Sir David Lindsay of the Mount (1486-1555) is a key determine within the heritage of Scottish literature and in any wider research of the Renaissance interval. to this point, experiences have targeted mostly on Lindsay the poet or Lindsay the spiritual reformer, ways that forget his higher import. by means of finding him extra accurately inside a old, political, and non secular context, this ebook illuminates either Lindsay's personal paintings and the guidelines that contributed to shaping Scottish tradition in the course of his time. the quantity is split into 3 components. the 1st addresses Lindsay's occupation, tracing his provider on the courts of James IV and James V and his involvement within the non secular controversies of the interval. the second one appears at Lindsay as political philosopher, studying his conceptions of such matters as kingship and commonweal. The 3rd discusses Lindsay's poetry in mild of the spiritual weather in Scotland at the eve of the Reformation.
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