Saint Andrew: Myth, Legend and Reality

Saint Andrew: Myth, Legend and Reality

by Michael Turnbull


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Saint Andrew: Myth, Legend and Reality by Michael Turnbull

Saint Andrew and the Saltire have contributed much to the culture and identity of Scotland of the centuries. As early expressions of commercial and intellectual dynamism, communication and diplomatic skills they encouraged Scots to seek and develop closer ties with Europe. Not only are the Saint and the Saltire venerated mechanisms of reconciliation for the diverse strands of Scottish society, the author argues that they also offer a potent opportunity for commercial expansion in the future. This book brings the story of the country's Patron Saint bang-up-to-date and incorporates many of the opinions of Scotland's most influential people as well as worldwide reports from the many Scots who celebrate Saint Andrew's Day on 30th November.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906000783
Publisher: Wilson, Neil Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Foreword viii

1 Andrew in the Bible 1

2 Andrew in Legend 6

3 Constantine the Great 11

4 Saint Andrew in England 24

5 The Relics Go North 29

6 The Voyage of Rule 43

7 Andrew the Saint 48

8 Relics and Politics 58

9 St Andrews Cathedral and The Reformation 76

10 Images of St Andrew 84

11 Saints Abroad 105

12 Saint Andrew and Modern Scotland 139

Footnotes 161

Appendix 165

Bibliography 167

Index 172

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