Bridging the Continental Divide. Revised and updated in 2020

Reid, S. and McOmish, D. (2015) Bridging the Continental Divide. Revised and updated in 2020. [Website]

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Bridging the Continental Divide is a project funded by the AHRC and based in the School of Humanities at the University of Glasgow. The project's main aim is to produce an electronic edition of a selection of the Delitiae Poetarum Scotorum huius aevi illustrium (DPS, Amsterdam, 1637), the largest anthology of Scottish neo-Latin poetry ever produced, which was edited by the Fife laird Sir John Scot of Scotstarvit and the Aberdonian poet Arthur Johnstone. The resource will provide original scans and a full transcription of the Latin text of 13 of the 37 poets in the DPS, alongside a facing English translation. Each poem will feature a full critical apparatus detailing all scriptural and philological references cited, historical and social context, and biographical material on each poet. The website will be open ended so that the remainder of the text not digitised and translated now can be added by scholars in the future. This resource will allow scholars to understand more fully when and why Latin was used in Jacobean Scotland, and how it interacted with the Protestant culture that dominated early modern Scottish society.

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Additional Information:A project led by the University of Glasgow and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council 2012–2015
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McOmish, Dr David and Reid, Professor Steven
Authors: Reid, S., and McOmish, D.
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Humanities > History
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
585871Bridging the Continental divide: neo-Latin and its cultural role in Jacobean Scotland, as seen in the Delitiate Poetarum Scotorum (1637)Steven ReidArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/J007331/1HU - HISTORY