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Description - Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment by Richard Sher

This collective biography depicts Hugh Blair, Alexander Carlyle, Adam Ferguson, John Home, and William Robertson as an intimate coterie that played a central role in the Scottish Enlightenment, seen here not only as an intellectual but as a cultural movement. It portrays these "Moderate literati" as zealous activists for the cause in which they believed, ranging from support for a Scots militia, Ossian, and Roman Catholic relief to opposition to the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and the American and French Revolutions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474407434
ISBN-10: 1474407439
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 31-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Sher

Richard B. Sher is Distinguished Professor of History in the Federated History Department of New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark.

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Scotland and America by Richard Sher
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