The SPCP will produce a range of publications throughout its lifetime, including journal and magazine articles, edited collections, a monograph, and an interactive website. This section will be updated as plans develop.
Project team-members have already published a wide range of research into aspect of Scottish politics and administration in the early modern period. Below is a bibliography of the main outputs
Dr Alastair Mann
- Keith M. Brown, Gillian H. MacIntosh, Alastair J. Mann, Pamela E. Ritchie and Roland J. Tanner (eds), The Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 (St. Andrews, 2008-2020). Website of this major resource contains material co-authored by Dr Mann including the Editorial and Historical Introductions. Website updated periodically.
- The Scottish Parliament History Workshop (Stirling, 2018). A workshop designed for student and layman use that describes the nature and function of the Scottish Parliament, provides workshops for research and reflects the close relationship between parliament and privy council
Books, book chapters and journal articles
- ‘The Scottish Coronation of Charles II: an exercise in compromise and radicalism’ in O.J.T, O’Grady and R. Oram (eds.), Royal Scone: parliament, inauguration and national symbol (Paul Watkins Publishing: forthcoming 2021)
- Mario J.M. Damen, Jelle Haemers and Alastair J. Mann (eds.), Political Representation: Communities, Ideas and Institutions in Europe (c.1200-c.1690) (Brill: Leiden, 2018). A detailed exploration, in general and in case-study, of the power dynamics, membership and ideology of representative institutions of Europe.
- ‘Officers of State and Representation in the Pre-modern Scottish Parliament’, in Political Representation: Communities, Ideas and Institutions in Europe (c.1200-c.1690) (eds.), Mario J.M. Damen, Jelle Haemers and Alastair J. Mann (Brill: Leiden, 2018), 142-160. Reviews officers of state who in addition to being members of parliament were members of the Privy Council.
- ‘Ideologies inked in: Scotland’s culture of print in the Union debate of 1706’ in K.P. Muller, I. Schwittlinsky and R. Walker (eds.), Inspiring Views from “a’ the airts” on Scottish Literatures, Art and Cinema: The First World Congress of Scottish Literatures in Glasgow, 2014, Scottish Studies International Series, Mainz, vol. 41 (Peter Lang: Frankfurt, 2017), 105-25. Reflects on the efforts of the Privy Council to control the press.
- ‘The Anatomy of copyright Law in Scotland before 1710’ in Tomás Gómez-Arostegui and Isabella Alexander (eds.), Research Handbook on the History of Copyright Law (Edward Elgar, 2016), 96-118. Considers the key role of the Privy Council in granting print copyright and licences.
- ‘The Scottish Parliament and the first Jacobite’, in A.I. Macinnes, K. German and L. Graham (eds.), Living with Jacobitism, 1690-1788: The Three Kingdoms and Beyond (Pickering & Chatto: London, 2014), 11-25. Traces James VII and II’s philosophical and practical preference for government by Privy Council.
- James VII, Duke and King of Scots, 1633-1701 (John Donald: Edinburgh, 2014). Privy Council record one of the major sources for Restoration and Revolution politics during the life of James VII and II as duke of Albany and York, king and king in exile.
- ‘‘The Law of the Person’: the Scottish Parliament and Social Control’, in Keith M. Brown and Alan. R. MacDonald (eds.), The History of the Scottish Parliament, volume 3: Parliament in Context (Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 2010), 186-215. Reflects on social policy interacting between the Privy Council, elite interests and the Scottish Parliament.
- ‘House Rules: Parliamentary Procedure’ in Keith M. Brown and Alan. R. MacDonald (eds.), The History of the Scottish Parliament, volume 3: Parliament in Context (Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, 2010), 122-56. Shows the role of the Privy Council in the summoning of parliament and the electoral process.
- ‘“A Mongrel of Early Modern Copyright”: Scotland in European Perspective’, in Ronan Deazley, Martin Kretschmer and Lionel Bently (eds.), Privilege and Property: Essays on the History of Copyright (Open Book: Cambridge, 2010), 51-65. Considers the role on the Privy Council in granting copyright in European context. See online publication at http://www.openbookpublishers.com/product.php/26/7/privilege-and-property–essays-on-the-history-of-copyright-
- ‘Continuity and change: the culture of ritual and procession in the parliaments of Scotland’, in Parliaments, Estates and Representation, 29 (2009), 143-58. Reflects on the role of the Privy Council in regulating the ceremonial and ‘riding’ of parliament
- ‘The Scottish Parliaments: the role of ritual and procession in the pre 1707 parliament and echoes in the new parliament of 1999’, in Rituals in Parliament: Political, Anthropological and Historical Perspectives on Europe and the United States (Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2006), 135-58
- The Scottish Book Trade 1500 to 1720: Print Commerce and Print Control in Early Modern Scotland (Tuckwell: East Linton, 2000). Wide-ranging survey which reveals the key role of the Privy Council as a regulator and censor of the book trade
Dr Alan MacDonald
- ‘Neither inside nor outside the corridors of power: prosaic petitioning and the royal burghs in early modern Scotland’, Parliaments, Estates and Representation, 38 (2018), 293-306
- ‘Consultation, Counsel and the “Early Stuart Period” in Scotland’, in J. Rose (ed.), The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland 1286-1707, Proceedings of the British Academy, 204, (OUP: Oxford, 2016)
- ‘Scottish Shire Elections: Preliminary Findings in Sheriff Court Books’, in Parliamentary History, 34 (2015), 279-94
- ‘The evidence for early seventeenth-century climate from Scottish ecclesiastical records’, (jointly with Dr John McCallum, Nottingham Trent), Environment and History, 19 (2013), 487-509
- Records of the Convention of Royal Burghs, 1555, 1631-48 (Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, 2013)
- ‘Uncovering the Legislative Process in the Parliaments of James VI’, in Historical Research, 84 (2011), 1-17
- ‘Consultation and consent under James VI’, in Historical Journal, 54 (2011), 287-306
- The Burghs and Parliament in Scotland c.1550-1651 (Ashgate: Aldershot, 2007)
Dr Allan Kennedy
- Governing Gaeldom: The Scottish Highlands and the Restoration State, 1660-1688 (Brill: Leiden, 2014). Winner of the Frank Watson Book Prize, 2015; Shortlisted for the Saltire Society History Book of the Year Award, 2014
- ‘The Justiciary Court of Argyll, 1694’ (source edition and commentary) in Scottish History Society Miscellany series, forthcoming
- ‘The Legacy of the Covenants and the Shaping of the Restoration State’ in C. Langley (ed.), The National Covenants in Scotland 1638-1688 (Boydell: Woodbridge, 2020), 179-96
- ‘Cromwell’s Highland Stronghold: The Sconce of Inverness’, Scottish Local History, 106 (2020), 3-7. Winner of the Birlinn Prize, 2020
- ‘State Formation, Criminal Prosecution and the Privy Council in Restoration Scotland’, English Historical Review, 135:572 (2020), 29-62
- ‘Military Rule, Protectoral Government and the Scottish Highlands, c.1654-1660’, Scottish Archives, 23 (2017-9), 80-102
- ‘Civility, Order and the Highlands in Cromwellian Britain’, Innes Review, 69:1 (2018), 49-69
- ‘Managing the Early-Modern Periphery: Highland Policy and the Highland Judicial Commission, c.1692-c.1705’, Scottish Historical Review, 96:1 (2017), 32-60
- ‘Feasting and Fighting? Projecting Authority amongst the Later Seventeenth Century Highland Elite’, in K Buchanan, L. Dean and M. Penman (eds.), Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and Great Britain (Ashgate: Abingdon, 2016), 177-93
- ‘Secular Crime and Punishment in Early-Modern Scotland: The Courts of Restoration Argyll, 1660-1688’, International Review of Scottish Studies, 41 (2016), 1-36
- ‘Rebellion, Government and the Scottish Response to Argyll’s Rising of 1685’, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 36:1 (2016), 40-59
- ‘Representing the Periphery: Highland Commissioners in the Seventeenth-Century Scottish Parliament’, Parliaments, Estates and Representation, 39:1 (2016), 14-34. Joint winner of the Emile Lousse Essay Prize, 2015
- ‘Reducing that Barbarous Country: Center, Periphery and Highland Policy in Restoration Britain’, Journal of British Studies, 52:3 (2013), 597-614
- “A heavy yock upon their necks’: Covenanting Government in the Northern Highlands, 1638-51’, Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, 30:2 (2010), 93-122