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Dundee: Renaissance to Enlightenment

Charles McKean, Bob Harris, and Christopher A. Whatley


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 shows how, despite being at the heart of key events in Scottish history, Dundee has remained invisible behind its later Victorian mask. To allow the true nature of the city to come to light, it examines Dundee thoroughly in a rich mixture of urban, economic, political, social, medical, cultural, imperial, maritime, and architectural histories. It contains over one hundred specially selected illustratio ... More

Keywords: Dundee, port, Scotland, Renaissance, enlightenment, Victorian, textile industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781845860165
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles McKean, editor
late Professor of Scottish Architectural History at the University of Dundee

Bob Harris, editor
Worcester College, University of Oxford

Christopher A. Whatley, editor
Head of the College of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dundee

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