Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae published

This week we have begun the process of republishing Hew Scott's monumental Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae, one of the most valuable reference works for historians of early modern and modern Scotland. Despite appearances, Fasti is not in Latin, and contains biographies of the Scottish presbyterian clergy between the Reformation in 1560 and 1900.

"Your faithful &
obedient servant, Hew Scott",
editor of Fasti
As always, TannerRitchie Publishing's editions don't just contain a simple digital scan of the work, but add a detailed navigation and search system that enormously increases the value of the works for researchers. Using the bookmarks, you can quickly get where you want in the books, which the full text search adds another dimension unavailable in the original volumes. Priced at $20, the volumes in Fasti are incredible value for valuable research tools.

Meanwhile, as part of MEMSO, Fasti can be used side-by-side with the primary sources, or saved to your personal bookshelf for for frequent reference.

Check out the first volumes of Fasti, available now, and keep on checking back as we complete the series in the weeks ahead.