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Author Emerson, Roger L

Title Academic patronage in the Scottish enlightenment : Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews universities / Roger L. Emerson
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 638 pages)
Contents COVER; Copyright; Contents; Preface; A Note about the Text; Abbreviations; PART I: Preliminaries; 1. Introduction; PART II: Glasgow University; 2. Glasgow University to 1701; 3. Principal Stirling's Regime: Family and Politics, 1701-1725; 4. Glasgow under the Campbells, 1725-1742; 5. Squadrone Glasgow and the Return of the Duke of Argyll, 1742-1761; 6. The Age of Bute and the Moderates; 7. Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas; PART III: Edinburgh University; 8. Edinburgh University to 1704; 9. Edinburgh Appointments in the Faculty of Divinity; 10. Chairs of Interest to Lawyers
11. Surgical and Medical Chairs12. The Arts Chairs; PART IV: St Andrews University; 13. The Arts Chairs, 1690-c. 1715; 14. St Mary's College and Other Appointments, 1713-1747; 15. The Untold Story; 16. Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747-1777; 17. The Dundas Era at St Andrews, 1780-1806; PART V: Conclusions; 18. Summaries and Results; Bibliography; Appendix 1; Appendix 2; Index of Names; Index of Subjects
Summary This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews, exploring the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish universities between 1690 and 1806. Most professors were political appointees vetted and supported by political factions and their leaders. This comprehensive study explores the improving agenda of political patrons and of those they served and relates this to the Scottish Enlightenment. Emerson argues that what was happening in Scotland was also occurring in other parts of Europe where, in relatively autonomous localities, elite patrons also shaped things as they wished them to be. The role of patronage in the Enlightenment is essential to any understanding of its origins and course. Key Features Based on considerable archival study, this book adds substantially to what is known about the Scottish professoriate during the period. A useful reference work on the universities, enriching our knowledge of them. Uncovers new information about the universities of Scotland during this period and about Scottish local and cultural politics more generally
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject University of Glasgow -- Faculty -- History -- 18th century
University of Edinburgh -- Faculty -- History -- 18th century
University of St. Andrews -- Faculty -- History -- 18th century
SUBJECT University of Edinburgh fast
University of Glasgow fast
University of St. Andrews fast
Subject College teachers -- Scotland -- History -- 18th century
Patronage, Political -- Scotland
Enlightenment -- Scotland
EDUCATION -- Higher.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Great Britain.
College teachers
Patronage, Political
Universities and colleges -- Faculty
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780748631292