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John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Stuart Wallace


This book presents a biography of this influential and distinguished Scotsman. John Stuart Blackie was one of the most impressive and influential figures of nineteenth-century Scotland, as well as one of the most striking and flamboyant. As an intellectual, he translated Goethe's ‘Faust’ and brought first-hand knowledge of German philosophy to Scotland as a means of keeping the Enlightenment tradition alive. As first Professor of Humanity at Aberdeen from 1839 to 1852 and then as Professor of Greek at Edinburgh until 1882, he played a, perhaps the, central role in modernising the Scottish univ ... More

Keywords: tutorial teaching, John Stuart Blackie, Scotland, curriculum, Edinburgh, Scottish university, secondary school teaching

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780748611850
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Wallace, author