BN.com Gift Guide

Social Change in the Age of the Enlightenment: Edinburgh, 1660-1760

Overview


This comprehensive study of Edinburgh during a century of social transformation offers unparalleled detail on the ways in which urban life was transformed. Chapters on social relationships, the use of space, the place of the poor, religious values, riot and popular protest, and political economy build up to a powerful argument about social change. Houston's broader contribution is to explain how changes in social attitudes and values took root in a century that witnessed dramatic political, economic, and ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $90.38   
  • Used (4) from $90.38   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$90.38
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60943)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$203.81
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(321)

Condition: Good
Possible retired library copy, some have markings or writing. May or may not include accessories such as CD or access codes.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$221.82
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(321)

Condition: Very Good
Very good.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$222.96
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(321)

Condition: Like New
As new.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview


This comprehensive study of Edinburgh during a century of social transformation offers unparalleled detail on the ways in which urban life was transformed. Chapters on social relationships, the use of space, the place of the poor, religious values, riot and popular protest, and political economy build up to a powerful argument about social change. Houston's broader contribution is to explain how changes in social attitudes and values took root in a century that witnessed dramatic political, economic, and intellectual developments.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Houston's thickly detailed study of Edinburgh life between the Restoration and George III makes an argument for viewing the changes that occurred in an evolutionary rather than a revolutionary framework."--Choice

"Houston offers intellectual historians the fullest and clearest picture to date of the urban context, the social space in which new ideas and impulses, enlightened and otherwise, were lived and taken up. Informed by modern theory, lucidly written, and founded upon a large body of archival research, this is state-of-the-art urban and social history."--Albion

"It's wealth of material and patient scholarship are useful not only to historians of Scotland, but to anyone interested in the modern urban world"--Journal of Interdisciplinary History

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198204381
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/2/1995
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.27 (d)

Meet the Author

University of St Andrews
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Unity and Division 18
2 Definitions of Space 104
3 Anonymity, Visibility, and Values 147
4 Marginals 234
5 Popular Protest 290
6 Corruption, Consensus, and Competition 332
Conclusion 379
Glossary 386
Bibliography 391
Index 421
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)