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

Murray Pittock


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 the Scottish capital possible. In a journey packed with evidence and incident, Murray Pittock explores various civic networks – such as the newspaper and printing businesses, the political power of the gentry and patronage networks, as well as the pub and coffee-house life – as drivers of cultural change. His analysis reveals that the attributes of civic development, which lead to innovation and d ... More

Keywords: Enlightenment, Edinburgh, Urban, Social, Civic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474416597
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Pittock, author
University of Glasgow