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Scottish literacy and the Scottish identity : illiteracy and society in Scotland and Northern England, 1600-1800

Author: R A Houston
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
Series: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A campaign promoted by church and state between 1560 and 1696 is said to have produced in Scotland the most literate population in the early modern world. This book sets out to test this belief by  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R A Houston
ISBN: 0521265983 9780521265980
OCLC Number: 11969710
Description: x, 325 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. The ideal of Scottish literacy --
2. Structures and trends in illiteracy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
3. Illiteracy in mid seventeenth-century Britain --
4. The reasons for literacy --
5. Measures of literacy --
6. Oral culture and literate culture --
7. The politics of literacy --
8. Literacy and the Scottish identity.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in population, economy, and society in past time, 4.
Responsibility: R.A. Houston.
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