Citation Mann A (2010) Symbolism and Ritual in the Seventeenth-Century Scottish Parliament In: da Cruz Coelho MH, Tavares Ribeiro MM (ed.) Parlamentos: a Lei, a Prática e as representações - Da Idade Média á Actualidade/ Parliaments: The Law, The Practice and The Representations - From the Middle Ages to the Present Day , Lisbon, Portugal: Assembleia da República - Divisão de Edições. 60th conference of The International Commission for the History of Representative and Parliamentary Institutions (ICHRPI), 2009, 1.9.2009 - 4.9.2009, Lisbon, Portugal, pp. 479-485.
Abstract This article considers the prevalence of ideas of sovereignty and authority in seventeenth century Scotland with particular regard to parliament, the monarchy, the constitutional balance between he two, and the use of symbolism by both to place theese institutions at the centre of early modern political and cultural life in Scotland