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The movement for the reformation of manners, 1688-1715
(University of Edinburgh, 1980)
Previously unused manuscript sources and printed sources form the basis for an examination of the motivations, tactics and interactions with existing institutions of the participants in the movement for reformation of ...
Ferries in Scotland between 1603 and the advent of steam
(The University of Edinburgh, 1985)
This research examines the place of ferries in the national communication network of Scotland between the Union of the Crowns and the advent of steam. A total of 431 ferries were identified and are listed in the Gazetteer. ...
Role of the nobility during early Turkish rule in India, 1210 - 1266
(The University of Edinburgh, 1969)
Pierre Du Moulin (1568-1658), Huguenot theologian
(The University of Edinburgh, 1955)
It is surprising that there is no complete account of the life of Pierre Du Moulin in English, but it is much more surprising to find that none exists in French. Excluding three short Bachelor of Divinity theses written ...
Anti-Corn-Law agitations in Scotland, with particular reference to the Anti-Corn-Law League
(The University of Edinburgh, 1971)
The Corn Laws and the movement for their repeal were both indigenous products of Scotland, although even in the eighteenth century, less intrinsically Scottish than the polemics of the debate would suggest. The evolution ...
Lines of class distinction : an economic and social history of the British Tramcar
(University of Edinburgh, 1974)
The tramcar was primarily a phenomenon of the non-metropolitan towns and cities of Britain. Its contribution within the London area was muted by legal barriers, the number of competing transport modes, and the very size ...
Development of the Melvillian movement in late sixteenth century Scotland
(The University of Edinburgh, 1972)
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...