Observations Concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Millar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781332931675

Category: Social Science

Page: 362

View: 4216

Excerpt from Observations Concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society The world, and by remarking the con foquences with which they are attended, men have endeavoured to reap advan tage from the experience of others, and to make a {election of thole in i mtions 'and modes of government. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

MacCormick's Scotland

Author: Neil Walker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748649301

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 6898

A Gedenkschrift to one of Scotland's most prominent jurists and legal thinkers.

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 2

Enlightenment and Expansion 1707-1800

Author: Stephen W Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650954

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 9179

The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns.

Biographia Scotica

Or Scottish Biographical Dictionary; Containing a Short Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons and Remarkable Characters, Natives of Scotland, from the Earliest Ages to the Present Time

Author: John Stark

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: 428

View: 340


The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment

Author: Alexander Broadie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139826565

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 8398

The Cambridge Companion to the Scottish Enlightenment offers a philosophical perspective on an eighteenth-century movement that has been profoundly influential on western culture. A distinguished team of contributors examines the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, Thomas Reid, Adam Ferguson, Colin Maclaurin and other Scottish thinkers, in fields including philosophy, natural theology, economics, anthropology, natural science and law. In addition, the contributors relate the Scottish Enlightenment to its historical context and assess its impact and legacy in Europe, America and beyond. The result is a comprehensive and accessible volume that illuminates the richness, the intellectual variety and the underlying unity of this important movement. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, theology, literature and the history of ideas.

Reading Historical Fiction

The Revenant and Remembered Past

Author: Kate Mitchell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291540

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 243

View: 5526

This collection examines the intersection of historical recollection, strategies of representation, and reading practices in historical fiction from the eighteenth century to today. In shifting focus to the agency of the reader and taking a long historical view, the collection brings a new perspective to the field of historical representation.

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266301

Category: Social Science

Page: 1144

View: 9559

Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

The Continuum encyclopedia of British philosophy

Author: A. C. Grayling,Andrew Pyle

Publisher: Thoemmes Pr

ISBN: 9781843711414

Category: Philosophy

Page: 3606

View: 2383

The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy employs a wide construal of 'philosophy' that was common in former centuries. Its biographical entries include writers on mainstream philosophical topics whose individual contribution was small (for example, writers of textbooks or minor critics of major figures). But the encyclopedia also includes celebrated figures from other intellectual domains (e.g. poets, mathematicians, scientists and clergymen) who had something to say on topics that count as broadly philosophical. This interdisciplinary approach, coupled with sophisticated indexing and cross-referencing, makes CEBP easily accessible to students and specialists across a huge range of subjects. It will become a highly important resource to support teaching and research in literature, history, classics, cultural studies, politics, economics, language, aesthetics, psychology and science, as well as in mainstream philosophy itself.

Writing History in the Global Era

Author: Lynn Hunt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245772

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 4094

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that “history is written by the winners.” Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great leaders and military victories. Then, cultural studies—including feminism and queer studies—brought fresh perspectives, but those too have run their course. With globalization emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force, Lynn Hunt examines whether it can reinvigorate the telling of history. She hopes that scholars from East and West can collaborate in new ways and write wider-ranging works. At the same time, Hunt argues that we could better understand the effects of globalization in the past if we knew more about how individuals felt about the changes they were experiencing. She proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals’ active role and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. She also reveals how surprising new perspectives on society and the self—from environmental history, the history of human-animal interactions, and even neuroscience—offer promising new ways of thinking about the meaning and purpose of history in our time.

Enlightened Scotland

A Study and Selection of Scottish Philosophical Prose from the Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

Author: Philip Flynn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Enlightenment

Page: 356

View: 2165



Britain and the creation of the modern world

Author: Roy Porter

Publisher: Allan Lane


Category: History

Page: 727

View: 592

It is almost impossible to encapsulate briefly the range and variety contained in Roy Porter's major new book. For generations the focus for those wishing to understand the roots of the modern world has been France on the eve of the Revolution. Porter cer

The Weberian Mine

A Probationary Analysis of Class Stratification ; Being a Critical Essay on the Study of Class in American Sociology and a Suggestion for Improvement, with Special Reference to the Ideas of Max Weber, and with Some Remarks on the Speculation of Mr. Faris, Mr. Nisbet, and Other Writers

Author: John Alan Pease

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social classes

Page: 408

View: 8349