Download PDF by Michael Fry: A Higher World: Scotland 1707-1815

By Michael Fry

ISBN-10: 1780272332

ISBN-13: 9781780272337

This new and compelling heritage of eighteenth-century Scotland paints a wealthy and particular portrait of the rustic at a time whilst it used to be of really worldwide importance. This trip from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and past takes in bright 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 element of nationwide existence from agriculture to philosophy. when so much different Scottish histories released in recent years pay attention to social and monetary background, Michael Fry demonstrates that any actual figuring out of the country, long ago as within the current, must pay at the least as a lot cognizance to politics and tradition. The social and the industrial historical past convey us how Scotland was once built-in into Britain, while the political background and the cultural heritage convey us why the combination was once by no means whole. during this booklet either side are surveyed, supplying new views on Scotland's event in the Union.

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