Scotland in the Age of Improvement
A new edition of a classic introduction to the history of eighteenth-century Scotland. First published in 1970 it has acquired a new relevance in light of the current political situation in post-devolution Scotland. Explores the history of government, politics, religion, law, education and ideology in this remarkably fertile period and characterises some of the astonishing cultural and economic achievements of this 'semi-independent' eighteenth-century country.
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- Paperback | 288 pages
- 138 x 216 x 22mm | 347g
- 01 May 1997
- EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- 2nd Revised edition
Table of contents
The changing role of the House of Argyll in the Scottish Highlands, Eric Cregeen; the Government and the Highlands, 1707-1745, Rosalind Mitchison; who steered the Gravy Train, 1707-1766?, John M. Simpson; the landowner and the planned village in Scotland, 1730-1830, T.C. Smout; some 18th-century ideas of Scotland, Janet Adam Smith; Scottish public opinion and the Union in the Age of the Association, N.T. Phillipson; law and society in 18th-century Scottish thought, Peter Stein; education and society in the 18th century, Donald Withrington; from protest to reaction - this moderate regime in the Church of Scotland, 1752-1805, Ian D.L. Clark; the social background of the Scottish Renaissance, John Clive.
About Nicholas Phillipson
Nicholas Phillipson is Formerly Professor of History in the then School of History and Classics at the University of Edinburgh.