Noble Society in Scotland
Wealth, Family and Culture from the Reformation to the Revolutions
By (author) Keith M. Brown
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Noble Society in Scotland by Keith M. Brown
Book DescriptionDrawing on extensive research in the archives of the Scottish noble houses to demonstrate that the conventional view of the Scottish nobility is wrong. The author of this text argues that the nobility were as steeped in contemporary European debates and movements as they were rooted in local society. They embraced economic change, seized financial opportunities and sought to lead the way in the pursuit of Renaissance ideals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748613007
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Noble Society in Scotland, Paperback (November 2003)» View all books by Keith M. Brown
Drawing on extensive archive research, Keith Brown challenges the conventional and still prevailing view of the Scottish nobility, demonstrating that far from holding back Scotland's economic and cultural development, they embraced economic change, leading the way in the pursuit of Renaissance ideals.
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