The geographies of enlightenment Edinburgh /

This innovative book explores how the making of Edinburgh as an influential Enlightenment capital depended on a series of spatial processes that extended across urban, regional, national and global scales.

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Author / Creator: Dodds, Philip Andrew (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Woodbridge : The Boydell Press, 2022.
Series:Studies in the eighteenth century ; v.11.
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Summary:This innovative book explores how the making of Edinburgh as an influential Enlightenment capital depended on a series of spatial processes that extended across urban, regional, national and global scales.
This innovative book explores how the making of Edinburgh as an influential Enlightenment capital depended on a series of spatial processes that extended across urban, regional, national and global scales. <br> <br> Edinburgh was an Enlightenment city of regional, national and global influence. But how did the people of Enlightenment Edinburgh understand and order their world? How did they encounter, compare and produce different kinds of spaces, from the urban to the world scale? And how did this city set the universal standards by which other places should be judged and transformed?<br> <br> <br> The Geographies of Enlightenment Edinburgh answers these questions by exploring the thousands of urban plans, county surveys, travel accounts and encyclopaedias that passed through a busy Edinburgh bookshop over four decades. It reveals how these geographical publications were produced and shared, and sheds light on the people who bought and used them - including moral philosophers, silk merchants, school teachers, ship's surgeons and slave owners.<br> <br> <br> This is the story of how specific methods of mapping space came ultimately to predict and organize it, creating a new world in Edinburgh's image. By connecting global processes of knowledge production to intimate accounts of its reception in the city, this book deepens our understanding of the Scottish Enlightenment and the world it made.
Item Description:Description based upon online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 18, 2022).
Physical Description:1 online resource.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781787448827
1787448827
9781800105508
1800105509
Author Notes:Dodds Phil :

PHIL DODDS is a researcher in the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, Sweden.