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Anti-Catholic Strategies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

by Clotilde Prunier (Author)
©2004 Monographs 228 Pages
Series: Scottish Studies International, Volume 35

Summary

This book analyses the relationship between Presbyterians and Catholics in eighteenth-century Scotland. The author considers the weapons wielded against the Scottish Catholic Mission by the state and by the Church of Scotland – penal laws, Royal Bounty missions and SSPCK schools. Once the government no longer saw Catholics as a threat to the safety of the state, Presbyterians were left to fight their crusade on their own. Convinced as they were that the best strategy in order to stamp out Catholicism was to eradicate ignorance, Presbyterians seemed to give pride of place to education. The author, however, argues that – for all their criticism of the attitude of the Church of Rome in Catholic countries – Presbyterians used similar strategies to try and improve their standing in the Highlands.

Details

Pages
228
Year
2004
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631520505
Language
English
Keywords
Schottland Katholische Kirche Geschichte 1700-1800 Geddes, John Scotland Catholic Church Royal Bounty Hay, George
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 227 pp., 1 fig., 1 pull-out sheet

Biographical notes

Clotilde Prunier (Author)

The Author: Clotilde Prunier is a former student at the École Normale Supérieure Fontenay/Saint-Cloud. She teaches British history at Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3. She has published articles on Scottish Catholics and on the role of education in eighteenth-century Scotland. As part of a wider research project on Ego-Documents, she is currently working on eighteenth-century Scottish Catholic correspondence.

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