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John Loudon McAdam, Colossus of Roads
(The University of Edinburgh. College of Humanities and Social Science, 1950-06)
While preparing a lecture on nineteenth-century English economic history shortly after World War 2, I learned that there existed no satisfactory life of John Loudon McAdam. This seemed surprising, in view of the immense ...
The Library of the Reverend James Nairn (1629-1678): Scholarly Book Collecting in Restoration Scotland
This thesis investigates the library formed by a Scottish clergyman, James Bairn (1629-1678), and bequeathed by him to Edinburgh University Library. Comprising over nineteen hundred items in some eighteen hundred and ...
Love and work: feminism, family and ideas of equality and citizenship, Britain 1900-39.
The thesis is a political history and a history of ideas. It is an account of social feminism in the early twentieth century as it sought to extend the ideal of equality to the family and social citizenshp to women in ...
Ecclesiastical Politics in Scotland: 1586 - 1610
This thesis examines the interaction between the Kirk’s institutions and the state between the fall of the earl of Arran’s government in 1585 and the full restoration of diocesan episcopacy in 1610. Due to the lack of ...
Olivier de la Marche and the Court of Burgundy, c.1425-1502
(The University of Edinburgh. College of Humanities and Social Science, 1996-06)
The principal aim of the thesis is to give a detailed analysis of the career and literary output of the Burgundian courtier and chronicler, Olivier de la Marche, within the context of the political and cultural milieu ...
The career of Maitland of lethington c.1526-1573
(University of Edinburgh, 1991)
English political prints and pictorial political argument c.1640-c 1832: a study in historiography and methodology
(University of Edinburgh, 1994)
Francis Stewart Fifth Earl Bothwell, c.1563-1612: Lordship and politics in Jacobean Scotland
(University of Edinburgh, 1997)
Women in medicine in late 19th and early 20th century Edinburgh: a case study
(University of Edinburgh, 1998)