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The Edinburgh FestivalsCulture and Society in Post-war Britain

The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Angela Bartie

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Edinburgh Festival – and the Fringe that it inspired – has been the hub for numerous ‘culture wars ’ since its inception in 1947. This book is the first major study of the origins and development ... More

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle EastThe Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

The Emergence of Minorities in the Middle East: The Politics of Community in French Mandate Syria

Benjamin Thomas White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641871
eISBN:
9780748653287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641871.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Why, in the years around 1920, did the concept of ‘minority’ suddenly spring to prominence in public affairs worldwide? Within a decade of World War One, the term became fundamental to public and ... More

Empire and Scottish SocietyThe Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Empire and Scottish Society: The Impact of Foreign Missions at Home, c. 1790 to c. 1914

Esther Breitenbach

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636204
eISBN:
9780748653485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636204.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines how participation in the British Empire shaped constructions of Scottish national identity. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of 19th-century and early ... More

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Ethnicity and the Making of History in Northern Ghana

Carola Lentz

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624010
eISBN:
9780748652969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624010.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book draws on two decades of research and provides a social and political history of North-Western Ghana. It traces the creation of new ethnic and territorial boundaries, categories and forms of ... More

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Pierre Cachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The character and range of Arab folk literature are investigated in this collection. Arranged into three sections, the book looks first at historical developments in the relationship between Arab ... More

Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Famine in Scotland - the 'Ill Years' of the 1690s

Karen J. Cullen

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638871
eISBN:
9780748653508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638871.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines the climatic and economic origins of the last national famine to occur in Scotland, the nature and extent of the crisis which ensued and what the impact of the famine was upon the ... More

A Famous and Flourishing SocietyThe History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Helen Dingwall

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book commemorates the five-hundredth anniversary of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Founded in 1505 it has survived, with difficulty at times, to become one of the leading surgical ... More

From Tartan to TartanryScottish Culture, History and Myth

From Tartan to Tartanry: Scottish Culture, History and Myth

Ian Brown

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638772
eISBN:
9780748653539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638772.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

An historically and critically sound — and contemporary — evaluation of tartan and tartanry based on proper contextualisation and coherent analysis, this critical study of one of the more ... More

From Trocchi to TrainspottingScottish Critical Theory Since 1960

From Trocchi to Trainspotting: Scottish Critical Theory Since 1960

Michael Gardiner

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622320
eISBN:
9780748653393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622320.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book charts the course of Scottish Critical Theory since the 1960s. It provocatively argues that ‘French’ critical-theoretical ideas have developed in tandem with Scottish writing during this ... More

Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Annmarie Hughes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book offers a unique contribution to gender and Scottish history breaking new ground on several fronts: there is no history of inter-war women in Scotland, very little labour or popular ... More

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