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

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

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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.
Bruce P. Lenman is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews and an Honorary Professor at the University of Dundee.
Product Details ISBN: 9780748625154
ISBN-10: 0748625151
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: March 9th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: New History of Scotland