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Epilogue. ‘Tonald Shaw’

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0050
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter illustrates how John Stuart Blackie was the butt of the joke of an anonymous author only later identified as George Merry, a master at the Edinburgh Academy. Professor Macgregor of New ... More


The Hong Kong Opium Revenue, 1845–1885

Christopher Munn

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0029
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows how the British quickly abandoned the one flawed attempt by Scotsmen to run an opium farm in Hong Kong and shrewdly gave it to Chinese merchants who could turn a profit. It notes ... More


The Scots in South Africa: Ethnicity, Identity, Gender and Race, 1772-1914

John M. MacKenzie and Nigel R. Dalziel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076084
eISBN:
9781781702741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076084.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book is a full-length study of the role of the Scots from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. It highlights the interaction of Scots with African peoples, the manner in which missions and ... More


Introduction

Wallace Stuart

in John Stuart Blackie: Scottish Scholar and Patriot

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748611850
eISBN:
9780748653386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748611850.003.0020
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter talks about John Stuart Blackie, one of the most prominent figures on the Scottish intellectual scene during the second half of the nineteenth century. Blackie was a mixture of ... More


‘The wise man is no true Scotsman’: The Stoics on Human Beauty

Aistė Čelkytė

in The Stoic Theory of Beauty

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474461610
eISBN:
9781474490559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461610.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter is dedicated to the so-called Stoic paradox stating that only the wise man is beautiful, while young, conventionally attractive youths, are not. Plutarch’s testimonial and critique of ... More


The Flytings

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter explores Henderson’s ‘flytings’, or public debates, with the poet Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978), in which they contested Scotland’s literary culture and the value of traditional folk-song ... More


Newspapers and empire: bringing Africa to the Scottish public

Bryan S. Glass

in Scotland, Empire and Decolonisation in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096174
eISBN:
9781781708736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096174.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines two major imperial events in Africa: the beginning of the violence that defined the Mau Mau rebellion (1952) and the Suez Crisis (1956). The coverage of these issues by the ... More


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