The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820

Author(s): 
Harris, Bob
Author(s): 
McKean, Charles
ISBN: 
978-0-7486-9257-6
Date published: 
June 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£30.00

This heavily illustrated and innovative study tells the story of a profound transformation in the nature of the urban environment and urban society. It looks to the development of Scots burghs, their changing material cultures, regulation and cultural life, and shows the true character of the Scottish urban experience in the period c.1740–1820, a period often identified with the intellectual flowering that later became known as the Scottish Enlightenment.