A university set on a hill overlooking one of the richest cities: Stirling Maxwell, Spanish Culture, and the University of Glasgow

MacArtney, H. (2018) A university set on a hill overlooking one of the richest cities: Stirling Maxwell, Spanish Culture, and the University of Glasgow. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, (doi:10.1080/14753820.2018.1457871) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

This article concerns Sir William Stirling Maxwell (1818–1878), a pioneer scholar and collector of Spanish art with close links to the University of Glasgow, whose Library’s Special Collections benefited from the bequest of many of his emblem books and festival books. The article first considers his important role in Higher Education reform, charting his association with several universities in Scotland, notably with Glasgow University, whose fundraising campaign he assisted to bring about its new campus at Gilmorehill in the city’s West-End, designed by Gilbert Scott. The article then examines his legacy to the University of Glasgow, focusing on key examples of Spanish books in the Stirling Maxwell Collection, to show their significance for new approaches within interdisciplinary studies concerned with emblems, festivals, illustrations, book-collecting and word-image relations.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacArtney, Dr Hilary
Authors: MacArtney, H.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures
Journal Name:Bulletin of Spanish Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:1475-3820
ISSN (Online):1478-3428
Published Online:23 May 2018

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