A Higher World: Scotland 1707-1815 by Michael Fry

By Michael Fry

This new and compelling historical past of eighteenth-century Scotland paints a wealthy and targeted portrait of the rustic at a time while it used to be of actually worldwide importance. This trip from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and past takes in brilliant scenes from all around the nation, and levels up and down the social scale from peeresses to prostitutes, from lairds to lunatics, and covers each significant point of nationwide lifestyles from agriculture to philosophy. when so much different Scottish histories released lately be aware of social and fiscal historical past, Michael Fry demonstrates that any actual realizing of the country, some time past as within the current, must pay a minimum of as a lot realization to politics and tradition. The social and the industrial historical past convey us how Scotland used to be built-in into Britain, when the political historical past and the cultural historical past express us why the combination used to be by no means whole. during this publication each side are surveyed, delivering new views on Scotland's event in the Union.

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