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Neglected Scots: Eighteenth Century Glaswegians and Women
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By Emerson, Roger L.
ISBN 9781846220609
SERIES Perspectives: Scottish Studies of the long Eighteenth Century
Hardback  370 pages
 
Published 11 June 2015
UK Price £35.00   
US Price $55.00   

The Scottish Enlightenment is often perceived as an Edinburgh phenomenon, centred on moral-political-economic questions and on the philosophical and historical interests of David Hume and his friends among the polite literati. In this new collection, the focus is squarely on eighteenth-century Glasgow, a thriving trading and industrial centre with a fine University, and on Women. The Glasgow sections look at three groups of men - the city's early virtuosi; members of the Glasgow Literary Society; and a largely neglected group of practical-minded Evangelicals, Professor John Anderson among them. The section on Scottish women of the century aims not simply to portray 'notable and accomplished' individuals, but to examine how women figured in and related to the Scottish Enlightenment as seen both as an historic period and in the context of the development of Scottish thought. There is an extensive bibliography, plus notes and indexes.

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