|Appears in Collections:||History and Politics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||"It cannot be decernit quha are clean and quha are foulle." Responses to Epidemic Disease in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Scotland|
|Publisher:||Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies|
|Citation:||Oram R (2006) "It cannot be decernit quha are clean and quha are foulle." Responses to Epidemic Disease in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Scotland, Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Reforme, 30 (4), pp. 13-39.|
|Abstract:||In comparison with research in England and mainland Europe, research into the impact of epidemic disease on the economy, society and culture of 16th- and earlier 17th-century Scotland has progressed little since the 1960s, with most recent discussion recycling research from the 1930s and 1950s. An absence of prominent contemporary ‘plague literature’ and over-reliance on published record sources has served further to produce a skewed traditional account which presents epidemic as a primarily urban phenomenon with limited long-term consequences for the country generally. This paper offers a review of the evidence and challenges that traditional model, arguing instead that disease was one of the primary agencies for socio-economic dislocation and change in Scotland down to 1|
|Rights:||The editor has granted permission for use of this article in this Repository. The article was first published in Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme by Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies / Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies.|
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