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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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Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas

Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas

(p.178) 7 Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas
Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment

Roger L. Emerson

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the appointments in Glasgow University under Henry Dundas before and during the French revolution. It reports that Dundas was elected rector at Glasgow in 1781 and 1782. It observes that the universities were places Dundas meant to dominate and by the end of his career he dominated them more thoroughly than Ilay ever did and had imposed on them an ideological uniformity which was both reactionary then and repellent now. It notes that as the 3rd Duke of Argyll had helped to make the Scottish Enlightenment, Henry Dundas helped to end it.

Keywords:   Glasgow University, Henry Dundas, French revolution, Ilay, Duke of Argyll, Scottish Enlightenment

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