Beyond the Enlightenment: Scottish Intellectual Life, 1790-1914 (Hardcover)

Beyond the Enlightenment: Scottish Intellectual Life, 1790-1914 By Aileen Fyfe (Editor), Colin C. Kidd (Editor) Cover Image
By Aileen Fyfe (Editor), Colin C. Kidd (Editor)
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This collection explores the richness of Scottish intellectual life, its currents and controversies, from the French Revolution to the First World War, focusing in particular on the legacy of the Scottish Enlightenment. Offering a series of cutting-edge interventions, the contributors cast light on a range of individuals, themes and episodes from the period. Topics range from the role of women as intellectuals to the rise of a science of race, and from freethinking secularism to the debate over George Davie's influential account of 19th-century universities.

Collectively, the chapters represent a pioneering overview of Scottish intellectual life during the long 19th century.

About the Author


Aileen Fyfe is Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. She is a social and cultural historian of science and technology, and has written extensively about the communication of science, and the history of academic publishing more broadly. Her books include A History of Scientific Journals: Publishing at the Royal Society, 1665-2015 (UCL Press, 2022), Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing 1820-1860 (Chicago University Press, 2012) and Science and Salvation: Evangelicals and Popular Science Publishing in Victorian Britain (Chicago University Press, 2004). She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2022. Colin Kidd is Wardlaw Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. His books include Subverting Scotland's Past (1993), British Identities before Nationalism (1999) and The Forging of Races (2006). He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was co-editor of the Scottish Historical Review between 1999 and 2004.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474493031
ISBN-10: 1474493033
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 18th, 2023
Pages: 269
Language: English