The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland) (Hardcover)

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The Scottish Enlightenment and Literary Culture (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland) (Hardcover)

By Ronnie Young (Editor), Ralph McLean (Editor), Kenneth Simpson (Editor)

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This collection of essays explores the role played by imaginative writing in the Scottish Enlightenment and its interaction with the values and activities of that movement. Across a broad range of areas via specially commissioned essays by experts in each field, the volume examines the reciprocal traffic between the groundbreaking intellectual project of eighteenth-century Scotland and the imaginative literature of the period, demonstrating that the innovations made by the Scottish literati laid the foundations for developments in imaginative writing in Scotland and further afield. In doing so, it provide a context for the widespread revaluation of the literary culture of the Scottish Enlightenment and the part that culture played in the project of Enlightenment.
Ralph McLean is curator of manuscripts for the Long Eighteenth Century at the National Library of Scotland. The late Ken Simpson (1943-2013) was a distinguished scholar of Scottish Literature and expert on Robert Burns. Ronnie Young teaches Scottish Enlightenment at the University of Glasgow.
Product Details ISBN: 9781611488005
ISBN-10: 1611488001
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication Date: November 18th, 2016
Pages: 314
Language: English
Series: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland