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Law, Lawyers, and Humanism: Selected Essays on the History of Scots Law, Volume 1

John W Cairns

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682096
eISBN:
9781474415989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682096.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

The first of two volumes, this collection of essays on Scots law represents a selection of the most cited articles published by Professor John W. Cairns over a distinguished career in legal history. ... More


Intellectual Capital in Pre-1707 Scotland1

Richard Saville

in The Union of 1707: New Dimensions: Scottish Historical Review Supplementary Issue

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638024
eISBN:
9780748672295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638024.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

By the seventeenth century, the extension of grammar schools and higher education, coupled with the Calvinist theology, provided the Reformed Church of Scotland with an intellectual base well suited ... More


Power and Public Services: for Customers or Citizens?

David Donnison

in Active Citizenship: What Could it Achieve and How?

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638666
eISBN:
9780748671939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638666.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the changing balance of power since World War II between elites and citizens in respect of the health professions. The chapter offers a personal account of the decline of ... More


Shakespeare and The Victorian Stage

Richard Foulkes

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter reports that by the nineteenth century, the position of Shakespeare as national icon was more firmly established. Yet that alteration in imaginings of Shakespeare was itself the product ... More


Introduction

Helen M. Dingwall

in A Famous and Flourishing Society: The History of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 1505-2005

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615674
eISBN:
9780748653355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615674.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to add to the academic history of surgical institutions, medicine in general, and of Scotland itself, as well as celebrating ... More


The Composition Secretary (I): Background and Status

Adrian Gully

in The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter attempts to show how the secretarial profession was viewed in pre-modern Islamic society and how the secretaries have sought to promote their discipline to ensure that it will have an ... More


Introduction to The Portable Rousseau (1973)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this introduction to his volume The Portable Rousseau (1973), Paul de Man focuses on Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Social Contract. He begins by discussing the notion of textual allegory, as it derives ... More


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