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Taking Stock: Scotland at the End of the Seventeenth Century

Christopher A. Whatley

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter provides a summary of the straits in which Scotland found itself in the opening years of the eighteenth century. It also presents the strengths and weaknesses of Scotland's economic ... More


Wilkie and Scotland

Nicholas Tromans

in David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is concerned with David Wilkie and Scotland, reflecting back upon the artist's whole career, first considering the question of how Scotland was to be represented in pictures. It reviews ... More


Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Tanja Bueltmann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641550
eISBN:
9780748653553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641550.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Scots accounted for around a quarter of all UK-born immigrants to New Zealand between 1861 and 1945, but have only been accorded scant attention in New Zealand histories, specialist immigration ... More


Introduction

Cairns Craig

in Intending Scotland: Explorations in Scottish Culture since the Enlightenment

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637133
eISBN:
9780748653478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637133.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter invokes a double perspective in exploring Scottish culture since the Enlightenment: one focused on the consequences of that upsurge of Scottish innovation called the Enlightenment — and ... More


Ecology and Modern Scottish Literature

Louisa Gairn

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633111
eISBN:
9780748653447
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633111.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book presents a provocative and timely reconsideration of modern Scottish literature in the light of ecological thought. The book demonstrates how successive generations of Scottish writers have ... More


Conclusion

Tanja Bueltmann

in Scottish Ethnicity and the Making of New Zealand Society, 1850-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641550
eISBN:
9780748653553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641550.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. The current study has highlighted that national origins are not necessarily the key to understanding ethnic identity: a large number of ... More


Order and Doubt: Ian Hamilton Finlay

Greg Thomas

in Border Blurs: Concrete Poetry in England and Scotland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620269
eISBN:
9781789629538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620269.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Edinburgh-based poet Ian Hamilton Finlay was both the first publisher of concrete poetry and the first published concrete poet in Britain. But his interaction with the movement was relatively ... More


Introduction

Alexander Broadie

in A History of Scottish Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616275
eISBN:
9780748652471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616275.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book tries to show that Scotland has a rich philosophical tradition, created by many people, and testifying to a deep interest in abstract speculation which has characterised Scottish culture ... More


Medicine, Murder, and Scottish Story: Doctor Knox and Burke and Hare

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke and Hare Murders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199766826
eISBN:
9780190252854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199766826.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. It begins by describing who Doctor Knox was and what he did that was so important, so strange, or so wrong that it dug its way into a ... More


Conclusion: rethinking patriarchy

Katie Barclay

in Love, Intimacy and Power: Marriage and Patriarchy in Scotland, 1650–1850

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084904
eISBN:
9781781702598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084904.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The operation of a patriarchal system is not a story of unreserved male power and down-trodden women. Patriarchy is a lived system; it is a framework that people use to justify male superiority over ... More


The Story Begins: The Law versus the Press, and the Doctor Versus Walter Scott

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in The Doctor Dissected: A Cultural Autopsy of the Burke and Hare Murders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199766826
eISBN:
9780190252854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199766826.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers just how, exactly, local crime enters national culture as trauma. Facts seemed unexplainable, but worse, they remained unexplained by those who alone could know them. Indeed, ... More


Disputing Providence in Seventeenth-Century Scottish Universities: The Conflict between Samuel Rutherford and the Aberdeen Doctors and its Repercussions

Simon J. G. Burton

in History of Universities: Volume XXIX / 2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198803621
eISBN:
9780191842023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198803621.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter considers debates over middle knowledge that took place, in the context of the Arminian disputes, in Scottish universities in the mid-seventeenth century. It focuses on the important ... More


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