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Scalan : The History of a Catholic Seminary, 1716-99 - John Watts


The History of a Catholic Seminary, 1716-99

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9781862320376
Number Of Pages: 220

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This chronological account of Scalan, a small clandestine community set up for the training of Catholic priests when the Catholic religion was illegal, focuses on the personalities who shaped the community's life and character. The text shows how the experience of this small community encapsulates a whole range if issues, secular, and religious, relating the 18th-century Scotland, including mainstream education, syllabi and libraries; domestic, agricultural and architectural conditions; the famines of the 1770s and 1780s; tensions between the Highland and Lowland church; the penal laws, and late 18th-century developments of concepts of rights, use of law and freedom of conscience.

List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Figures
Introductionp. 1
The Road to Scalan 1: The Catholic Church in Scotland Three Hundred Years Agop. 4
The Road to Scalan 2: Of Litel Shops and Prentices (1699-1716)p. 20
The Scalan in the Braesp. 31
Laying the Foundations (1716-1722)p. 39
Bishop Gordon's Rulesp. 47
Under Attack (1722-1732)p. 57
Wounded from Within (1732-1738)p. 69
To the 'Forty-Five (1738-1746)p. 84
Hanging by a Thread (1746-1753)p. 94
Mr. Duthie's Last Years as Master (1753-1758)p. 104
Nadir (1758-1762)p. 114
Building Anew (1762-1767)p. 119
'Mr. Paterson Indeed Exceeds Expectation' (1767-1774)p. 134
How They Lived in the mid-1770sp. 151
Highlanders and Failed Harvests (1778-1783)p. 163
'Accompts Extravegant' (1783-1788)p. 174
'Upon a Proper Footing' (1788-1793)p. 186
Changed Days, Changed Needsp. 206
Seeking a New Scalan (1793-1799)p. 219
Taking Their Farewellp. 226
The Achievement of Scalanp. 229
Postscript: Scalan After They Leftp. 240
Scalan Mastersp. 246
Scalan Students Who Became Priests of the Scottish Missionp. 247
A Note on the Issue of Students' Social Backgroundsp. 252
Glossaryp. 255
Bibliography of Sources referred to in the Textp. 259
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9781862320376
ISBN-10: 1862320373
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Birlinn General
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.7  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.45

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