Noble Society in Scotland
Wealth, Family and Culture, from Reformation to Revolution
By (author) Keith M. Brown
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Noble Society in Scotland by Keith M. Brown
Book DescriptionThe author draws on extensive research in the rich archives of the Scottish noble houses to demonstrate that the conventional view of the Scottish nobility is wrong. He shows that the nobility were as steeped in contemporary European debates and movements as they were rooted in local society. Far from holding back Scotland's economic and cultural development, they embraced economic change, seized financial opportunities, led the way in the pursuit of Renaissance ideals through their own learning and in the education of their children, and were partners in religious reform. Professor Brown makes extensive comparisons with the noble societies elsewhere in Europe to reveal how the differences and above all the similarities between the lives of Scottish nobles and their peers abroad.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748612994
(155mm x 234mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Drawing on extensive research in the archives of the Scottish noble houses to demonstrate that the conventional view of the Scottish nobility is wrong, this text argues that the nobility were as steeped in contemporary European debates and movements as they were rooted in local society.
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Author Biography - Keith M. Brown
Keith Brown is Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester.
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