The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 by Bob HarrisThe Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 by Bob Harris

The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820

byBob Harris, Charles Mckean

Paperback | September 15, 2014

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This heavily illustrated and innovative study is founded upon personal documents, town council minutes, legal cases, inventories, travellers' tales, plans and drawings relating to some 30 Scots burghs of the Georgian period. It establishes a distinctive history for the development of Scotsburghs, their living patterns and legislative controls, and shows that the Scottish urban experience was quite different from other parts of Britain. With population expansion, and economic and social improvement, Scots of the time experienced immense change both in terms of urban behaviour and the decay of ancient privileges and restrictions. This volume shows how the Scots Georgian burgh developed to become a powerfully controlled urbancommunity, with disturbance deliberately designed out. This is a collaborative history, melding together political, social, economic, urban and architectural histories, to achieve a comprehensive perspective on the nature of the Scottish Georgian town. Not so much a history by growth and numbers, this pioneering study of Scottish urbanization exploresthe type of change and the quality of result.
Bob Harris is a lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford. He is a prolific historian who has written on many aspects of British politics and social and cultural history in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His publications include: A Patriot Press (Oxford, 1993); Politics and the Nation: Britain in the Mid-...
Title:The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820Format:PaperbackDimensions:698 pages, 9.49 × 6.5 × 1.61 inPublished:September 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748692576

ISBN - 13:9780748692576