Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Pittock, M. (2018) Enlightenment in a Smart City: Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474416597

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Abstract

This is a study of Enlightenment in Edinburgh like no other. Using data and models provided by urban innovation and Smart City theory, it pinpoints the distinctive features that made Enlightenment in the Scottish capital possible. In a journey packed with evidence and incident, Murray Pittock explores various civic networks – such as the newspaper and printing businesses, the political power of the gentry and patronage networks, as well as the pub and coffee-house life – as drivers of cultural change. His analysis reveals that the attributes of civic development, which lead to innovation and dynamism, were at the heart of what made Edinburgh a smart city of 1700.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pittock, Professor Murray
Authors: Pittock, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies
Research Group:Centre for Robert Burns Studies
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISBN:9781474416597
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3013220The Edinburgh Works of Allan RamsayMurray PittockArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/P015093/1Arts - English Language and Linguistics