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Academic patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment : Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Author: Roger L Emerson
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2008.
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This archivally based book on the 388 Scottish professors 1690-1806 adds much to what is known about how they got their jobs, about the universities of Scotland, and about Scottish politics in that  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Patronage; Universität
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Emerson
ISBN: 0748625968 9780748625963
OCLC Number: 230220795
Description: x, 638 Seiten ; 24 cm
Contents: CONTENTS; A Note on the Text; List of Abbreviations; Tables; 1 The Glasgow University and College Staffs in 1714; 2. Professorial Appointments 1690 -1806; PART I: PRELIMINARIES; Chapter 1: Introduction; 1. Patronage and The Enlightenment; 2. Data and the Scope of the Study; 3. Politics and University Patronage; 4. The Processes of Appointment; 5. Other Aims of this Book; PART II: GLASGOW; Chapter 2: Glasgow university to 1701; 1. The Structures of Patronage at Glasgow University; 2. The Purge of 1690 and the Revolution Settlement to 1692-3. Appointments 1692-though 1701; Chapter 3: Principal Stirling's Regime: Family and Politics 1701-1725; 1. The Political Environment; 2. John Stirling and the Expansion of the University, 1701-1714; 3. The Decline of Principal Stirling, 1714-1725; Chapter 4: Glasgow under the Campbells 1725-1742; 1. Ilay's Visitation and the End of the Stirling Regime 1725-1727; 2. The Regime of the Campbells 1727-1742; Chapter 5: Squadrone Glasgow and the Return of the Duke of Argyll,1742-1761; 1. Squadrone Glasgow; 2. Glasgow after the '45; 3. Argyll's Return to Power; 4. Argyll, Greatest of Patrons; Chapter 6: The Age of Bute and the Moderates; 1. The Age of Merit?; 2. Catch as Catch Can; 3. Other Glasgow Appointments Made by the Masters; Chapter 7 :Glasgow University in the Age of Dundas; 1.'Harry the Ninth'; 2. Dundas's Glasgow Before the French Revolution; 3. Glasgow Appointments During the French Revolution; 4. Conclusion; PART III: EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY; Chapter 8: Edinburgh University to 1704; 1. Introduction; 2. The Revolution Settlement; Chapter 9: Edinburgh Appointments in the Faculty of Divinity; 1. The Principals; 2.. Divinity Professors; 3. Ecclesiastical History; 4. Oriental Languages; Chapter 10: Chairs of Interest to Lawyers; 1. Humanity; 2. Universal and Civil History and Roman Antiquities; 3. The Law Chairs; 4. Public Law; 5. Civil Law; 6. Scots Law; Chapter 11: Surgical and Medical Chairs; 1. Introduction; 2. Botany and Materia Medica; 3. Anatomy; 4. Surgery, Clinical Surgery and Military Surgery; 5. Chemistry to 1726; 6. The Founding of a Medical School; 7. Midwifery; 8. Chemistry after 1726; 9. The Institutes or Theory of Medicine; 10. Theory and Practice of Medicine; 11. Natural History; 12. The Chair of Agriculture; Chapter 12: The Arts Chairs; 1. Mathematics; 2. Astronomy; 3. Greek; 4. The Regents, 1695-1707; 5. Logic and Metaphysics; 6. Moral Philosophy; 7. Natural Philosophy; 8. Rhetoric and Belles Lettres; 9. Conclusion; PART IV: ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY; Chapter 13: The Arts Chairs 1690-c.1715; 1. The Uniqueness of the Place and its Institutions; 2..The Purge of 1690 and the Revolution Settlement; 3. The First Principals; 4. Other Appointments at St Salvator's and St. Leonard's Colleges 1691- C. 1693; 5. College Appointments to 1716; 6. The Mathematics Professorship 1690-1708; 7. So?; Chapter 14: St Mary's College and Other Appointments 1713 -1747; 1. St Mary's Appointments 1693-1713; 2. The '15 and After; 3. Appointments in the Arts Colleges 1716-1739; 4. St Mary's College 1720-1747; Chapter 15: The Untold Story; 1. Aspirations and Disappointments; 2. Signs of Crisis; 3. The Union of the Arts Colleges in 1747; Chapter 16: Thomas Tullideph's St Andrews, 1747-1777; 1. The Making of a 'usurping tyrant'; 2. The Tullideph Regime; Chapter 17: the Dundas Era at St Andrews, 1780-1806; 1. Gaining Control; 2. Dundas as Patron; 3. A Summing Up; PART V: CONCLUSION; Chapter 18: Conclusions; 1. Appointments: Politics, Processes and Constraints; 2. The Managers; 3. The People Appointed by the Patrons.; 4. Scotland and Europe; BIBLIOGRAPHY; APPENDICES; 1. Estimated Values of the Chairs in the Scottish Universities for the 1690s, 1725, 1760, 1795.; 2. Average Total Incomes of the Professors from All Sources; INDEX.
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For three decades Roger Emerson has pursued his subjects in archive after archive to produce this landmark book... A huge accomplishment. -- David B. Wilson ISIS

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