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Building Early Modern EdinburghA Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Building Early Modern Edinburgh: A Social History of Craftwork and Incorporation

Aaron Allen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474442381
eISBN:
9781474453943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442381.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Masons, carpenters and glaziers were all needed to build a house, but in many cities such trades had separate companies. In Edinburgh, however, they banded together in a single incorporation to seek ... More

Challenging CosmopolitanismCoercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Challenging Cosmopolitanism: Coercion, Mobility and Displacement in Islamic Asia

Joshua Gedacht and R. Michael Feener (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435093
eISBN:
9781474453660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435093.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The temptation to invoke idealised histories of Islamic cosmopolitanism as the antithesis to the militancy associated with contemporary groups, such as the Islamic State (IS), is quite powerful. Many ... More

Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

Poor Relief and the Church in Scotland, 1560-1650

John McCallum

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474427272
eISBN:
9781474453929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427272.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book analyses poor relief in the century or so after the Scottish Reformation of 1560. In doing so it challenges the assumption that Scottish poor relief was weak, informal and haphazard because ... More

SchemingA Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Scheming: A Social History of Glasgow Council Housing, 1919-1956

Seán Damer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474440561
eISBN:
9781474453936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440561.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book seeks to explain how the Corporation of Glasgow, in its large-scale council house-building programme in the inter- and post-war years, came to reproduce a hierarchical Victorian class ... More

The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

The Sorrowful Muslim's Guide

Hussein Ahmad Amin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474437073
eISBN:
9781474453653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474437073.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Originally published in Arabic in 1983, this book remains a timely and important read today. Both the resurgence of Islamist politics and the political, social and intellectual upheaval which ... More

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