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Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities$
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Roger L. Emerson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780748625963

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001

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Summaries and Results

Summaries and Results

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Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Roger L. Emerson

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the politics, processes, and constraints of appointments. It observes that the patronage system worked as well as it did, and had the results it produced, partly because of the men who gave out jobs and acted as brokers. Generally, the patrons and managers were not bigots but men of some culture and even learning. It further observes that they recognized the need to improve Scotland and felt less compunction about changing things. They were men who were, in a way, outsiders — Mar, Montrose, Ilay, Bute, the Earl of Kinnoull, and even Henry Dundas spent much of their lives outside Scotland. It offers an example of the political life that was still possible in provincial regions which were largely independent in their internal affairs of the large countries into which they were integrated. It notes that this was Scotland's situation after the Union with England in 1707.

Keywords:   appointments, patronage system, Scotland, Mar, Montrose, Ilay, Bute, Earl of Kinnoull, Henry Dundas, Union

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