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The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 free pdf This is a pioneering study of 18th century Scottish urbanism: dynamic but different. 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 Scots burghs, 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 urban community, 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 explores the type of change and the quality of result. It is heavily illustrated, the pictures being as much of the message as the text. It is a pioneering study of how Scottish urban life changed during the 18th century, to be matched against the well-covered English town. It combines social, economic, architectural and urban history in a systematic, comparative manner. This research significantly revises current historiography about the Scots urban evolution and the nature of 'British' towns.

About Bob Harris

Bob Harris is Lecturer in British History at the University of Oxford. Charles McKean (1946-2013) was Professor of Scottish Architectural History at the University of Dundee and the pre-eminent historian of Scottish buildings and towns.

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Author : Bob Harris
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Data Published : 15 August 2014
ISBN : 0748692576
EAN : 9780748692576
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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