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Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Roger L. Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews. The book explores the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish ... More

The Blasphemies of Thomas AikenheadBoundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael F. Graham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is the first modern book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person ... More

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

Classical CaledoniaRoman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Classical Caledonia: Roman History and Myth in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Alan Montgomery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445641
eISBN:
9781474491266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445641.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Classical Caledonia explores eighteenth-century attitudes towards Scotland’s ancient history and heritage, looking in particular at how Roman Scotland was interpreted at this time. It discusses the ... More

Constituting ScotlandThe Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The rise of the Scottish national movement has been accompanied by the emergence of distinct constitutional ideas, claims and arguments, which may affect constitutional design in any future ... More

Death in the DiasporaBritish and Irish Gravestones

Death in the Diaspora: British and Irish Gravestones

Nicholas Evans and Angela McCarthy (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474473781
eISBN:
9781474491273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474473781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

As the British expanded their empire from near colonies such as Ireland to those in remote corners of the world, such as Barbados, Ceylon and Australia, they left a trail of physical remains in every ... More

DundeeRenaissance to Enlightenment

Dundee: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Charles McKean, Bob Harris, and Christopher A. Whatley (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860165
eISBN:
9781474406017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book traces the evolution of Dundee from wealthy Renaissance port — and second city of Scotland — to the point where it became an international centre of textile manufacturing and trade. It ... More

Dundee and the Empire'Juteopolis' 1850-1939

Dundee and the Empire: 'Juteopolis' 1850-1939

Jim Tomlinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748686148
eISBN:
9781474400817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686148.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book provides a new ‘global’ history of the Scottish city of Dundee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It focuses on the question ‘How did the people of Dundee respond to the ... More

Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book presents a provocative and timely reconsideration of modern Scottish literature in the light of ecological thought. The book demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have ... More

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

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

Enlightenment in a Smart CityEdinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Murray Pittock

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474416597
eISBN:
9781474459884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416597.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is a study of Enlightenment in Edinburgh like no other. Using data and models provided by urban innovation and Smart City theory, it pinpoints the distinctive features that made Enlightenment in ... More

Evolution Before DarwinTheories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Evolution Before Darwin: Theories of the Transmutation of Species in Edinburgh, 1804–1834

Bill Jenkins

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474445788
eISBN:
9781474476515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

It was long believed that evolutionary theories received an almost universally cold reception in British natural history circles in the first half of the nineteenth century. But recently serious ... 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

Gaelic in ScotlandPolicies, Movements, Ideologies

Gaelic in Scotland: Policies, Movements, Ideologies

Wilson McLeod

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462396
eISBN:
9781474491396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462396.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This the first comprehensive study of the Gaelic language in modern Scotland, covering the period from 1872 to the present. It considers in detail the changing role of Gaelic in modern Scotland - ... 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

George Strachan of the MearnsSeventeenth-century Orientalist

George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Tom McInally

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book examines the life of George Strachan (1572-1635), early 17th century Scottish humanist scholar, Orientalist and traveller. Drawing on a wealth of newly discovered archival material to offer ... More

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