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  • Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair

    Movement, Memory and Modernity

    Edited by Richard J. Hill

    In his travel narrative Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), Robert Louis Stevenson declares, "I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Taking up the concepts of time, place, and memory, the contributors to this collection explore…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 

  • The Kirk and the Politics of Cromwellian Union, 1649-1660

    By Kirsteen Mackenzie

    The Scottish church in the civil war has been understudied by historians of the seventeenth century, leading to sometimes misleading generalisations about the religious culture of early modern Scotland. This book tackles this major gap in the historiography of the 1650s by investigating the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-28 

  • Redefining William III

    The Impact of the King-Stadholder in International Context

    By David Onnekink

    Edited by Esther Mijers

    William III (1650-1702) was Stadholder in the United Provinces and King of England, Scotland and Ireland. His reign has always intrigued historians, as it encompassed such defining events as the Dutch year of Disaster (1672), the Glorious Revolution (1688) and the ensuing wars against France.…

    Paperback – 2016-12-11 

  • The Language of Mineralogy

    John Walker, Chemistry and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800

    By Matthew D. Eddy

    Classification is an important part of science, yet the specific methods used to construct Enlightenment systems of natural history have proven to be the bête noir of studies of eighteenth-century culture. One reason that systematic classification has received so little attention is that natural…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Paris-Edinburgh

    Cultural Connections in the Belle Epoque

    By Siân Reynolds

    By the end of the nineteenth century, Paris was widely acknowledged as the cultural capital of the world, the home of avant-garde music and art, symbolist literature and bohemian culture. Edinburgh, by contrast, may still be thought of as a rather staid city of lawyers and Presbyterian ministers,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15

  • Transport Disadvantage and Social Exclusion

    Exclusionary Mechanisms in Transport in Urban Scotland

    By Julian Hine, Fiona Mitchell

    There is currently much interest in the role that transport plays in promoting, or alleviating 'social exclusion'. Exclusionary processes are, of course, multi-dimensional and a mixture of physical barriers, financial constraints, time budgets, access difficulties and psychological aspects such as…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Transport and Society

  • Women in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

    Intimate, Intellectual and Public Lives

    By Deborah Simonton

    Edited by Katie Barclay

    The eighteenth century looms large in the Scottish imagination. It is a century that saw the doubling of the population, rapid urbanisation, industrial growth, the political Union of 1707, the Jacobite Rebellions and the Enlightenment - events that were intrinsic to the creation of the modern…

    Hardback – 2013-10-28

  • James Hogg and the Literary Marketplace

    Scottish Romanticism and the Working-Class Author

    By Holly Faith Nelson

    Edited by Sharon Alker

    Responding to the resurgence of interest in the Scottish working-class writer James Hogg, Sharon Alker and Holly Faith Nelson offer the first edited collection devoted to an examination of the critical implications of his writings and their position in the Edinburgh and London literary marketplaces…

    Hardback – 2009-09-28

  • The Tragic Histories of Mary Queen of Scots, 1560-1690

    Rhetoric, Passions and Political Literature

    By John D. Staines

    Author John Staines here argues that sixteenth- and seventeenth-century writers in England, Scotland, and France wrote tragedies of the Queen of Scots - royal heroine or tyrant, martyr or whore - in order to move their audiences towards political action by shaping and directing the passions…

    Hardback – 2009-06-08

  • Liturgy in the Age of Reason

    Worship and Sacraments in England and Scotland 1662–c.1800

    By Bryan D. Spinks

    Worship has always been affected by its surrounding culture. This book examines the changing perspectives in and discussions on worship styles and practices from the Restoration to the death of Wesley, in England and Scotland. Moving beyond the text, Spinks grounds the discussion within the…

    Hardback – 2008-12-28

  • Finding the Family in Medieval and Early Modern Scotland

    Edited by Elizabeth Ewan, Janay Nugent

    In this interdisciplinary collaboration, an international group of scholars have come together to suggest new directions for the study of the family in Scotland circa 1300-1750. Contributors apply tools from across a range of disciplines including art history, literature, music, gender studies,…

    Hardback – 2008-10-17
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • James VI and I

    Ideas, Authority, and Government

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    James VI and I was the first king to rule both England and Scotland. He was unique among British monarchs in his determination to communicate his ideas by means of print, pen, and spoken word. James's own work as an author is one of the themes of this volume. One essay also sheds new light on his…

    Hardback – 2006-10-28

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