Enlightenment and Change: Scotland 1746-1832 - New History of Scotland (Hardback)
  • Enlightenment and Change: Scotland 1746-1832 - New History of Scotland (Hardback)
zoom

Enlightenment and Change: Scotland 1746-1832 - New History of Scotland (Hardback)

(author)
£85.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 15/03/2009
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This second revised and expanded edition of the bestselling Integration and Enlightenment provides a compact survey of developments in Enlightenment Scotland, from the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion to the Scottish Reform Act of 1832. The Act spelled the end of political and social systems that had presided over industrial and agricultural revolutions turning Scotland from a rural society to one of the most urbanised and industrialised of European nations. Scotland also moved from an being simply an active participant in the cultural life of western Europe to being a leader in a new, more expansive, Atlantic and European world where the ideas of its great Enlightenment thinkers circulated from Moscow to Philadelphia. The political framework for changes was the Union of 1707 which incorporated Scotland into the United Kingdom of Great Britain, and after 1800 Great Britain and Ireland. However, within the UK a distinctive political system run for most of this period by either the Dukes of Argyll or the so-called 'Dundas Despotism' dominated Scotland. This volume studies how that system first stimulated and exploited cultural and economic change and then was finally destroyed by it.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748625147
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 21 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

This is a book which has stood the test of time. In its revised format it should continue as a first point of call for any reader interested in Scotland during the country's goldenage.--Christopher A. Whatley"History" (01/01/0001)


Recommended as a sensible guide to the period in which modern Scotland began to take shape.... An illuminating read--Paul Wood"H-Albion" (01/01/0001)

You may also be interested in...

First Light
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Great and Terrible King
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
The Hollow Crown
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Making Of The British Landscape
Added to basket
The English
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A History Of Scotland
Added to basket
The English and their History
Added to basket
The Secret Rooms
Added to basket
The Battle of Britain
Added to basket
She-Wolves
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Witches
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons
Added to basket
Making Sense of the Troubles
Added to basket
The Norman Conquest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.