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  • Métadonnées

    • Type de document
      Recension (monographie)
      Revue
      Reviews in History
      Auteur (recension)
      • Donnachie, Ian
      Langue (recension)
      English
      Langue (monographie)
      English
      Auteur (monographie)
      • Harris, Bob
      • McKean, Charles
      Titre
      The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820
      Année de publication
      2014
      Lieu de publication
      Edinburgh
      Maison d'édition
      Edinburgh Univ. Press
      Nombre de pages
      XX, 604
      ISBN
      9780748692576
      Thème
      Histoire de l'art, Histoire locale, Histoire culturelle et sociale
      Période
      Époque moderne jusqu'à 1900 → XVIIIe siècle, Époque moderne jusqu'à 1900 → XIXe siècle
      Espace
      Europe → Europe de l'Ouest → Grande-Bretagne
      Mots-clés
      Aufklärung
      Geschichte 1740-1820
      Schottland
      Sozialer Wandel
      Stadt
      URL de référence
      http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1697
      ID-recensio.net
      28ed6e9a87c64e8d8d46be7912b2c34e
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Bob Harris / Charles McKean: The Scottish Town in the Age of the Enlightenment 1740-1820 (compte rendu de Ian Donnachie)

This formidable and scholarly volume, a major contribution to urban, social and cultural history, is first and foremost a tribute to one of its co-authors, Charles McKean, the distinguished architectural historian, who sadly died when the book was being written. He spent much of his professional career researching, documenting and promoting the history of Scottish architecture the length and breadth of the country and embracing many of the communities which feature in the present study. While the bulk of the book has been written or re-cast by Bob Harris, an established and thoughtful authority on the period, it clearly owes a great deal to McKean’s input and the work of several research assistants and archival projects both they and Professor Chris Whatley of the University of Dundee promoted and managed over a ten-year period. The result is a book which draws on extensive research in local and regional sources, many of which have never been systematically investigated or deployed in reconstructing the histories of the communities concerned.