Association and Enlightenment: Scottish Clubs and Societies, 1700-1830 (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland) (Hardcover)

Association and Enlightenment: Scottish Clubs and Societies, 1700-1830 (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland) By Mark C. Wallace (Editor), Jane Rendall (Editor), Christopher A. Whatley (Foreword by), David Allan (Contributions by), Bob Harris (Contributions by), Jacqueline Jenkinson (Contributions by), Ralph McLean (Contributions by), James J. Caudle (Contributions by), Rhona Brown (Contributions by), Corey Andrews (Contributions by), Martyn Powell (Contributions by), Rosalind Carr (Contributions by) Cover Image

Association and Enlightenment: Scottish Clubs and Societies, 1700-1830 (Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland) (Hardcover)

By Mark C. Wallace (Editor), Jane Rendall (Editor), Christopher A. Whatley (Foreword by), David Allan (Contributions by), Bob Harris (Contributions by), Jacqueline Jenkinson (Contributions by), Ralph McLean (Contributions by), James J. Caudle (Contributions by), Rhona Brown (Contributions by), Corey Andrews (Contributions by), Martyn Powell (Contributions by), Rosalind Carr (Contributions by)

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Social clubs as they existed in eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Scotland were varied: they could be convivial, sporting, or scholarly, or they could be a significant and dynamic social force, committed to improvement and national regeneration as well as to sociability. The essays in this volume examine the complex history of clubs and societies in Scotland from 1700 to 1830. Contributors address attitudes toward associations, their meeting places and rituals, their links with the growth of the professions and with literary culture, and the ways in which they were structured by both class and gender. By widening the context in which clubs and societies are set, the collection offers a new framework for understanding them, bringing together the inheritance of the Scottish past, the unique and cohesive polite culture of the Scottish Enlightenment, and the broader context of associational patterns common to Britain, Ireland, and beyond.
MARK WALLACE is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. 

JANE RENDALL is an honorary fellow of the History Department and the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the University of York (UK). 
Product Details ISBN: 9781684482672
ISBN-10: 1684482674
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2020
Pages: 284
Language: English
Series: Studies in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
“[A] useful new perspective on the era of the Scottish Enlightenment that offers readers much stimulating material and many insightful interpretations.”
— David Spadafora

“The editors have brought together a volume that explores all that we have discovered about the place of clubs and societies in Scotland during the long eighteenth century, answering many of the questions posed so long ago in Davis D. McElroy’s pioneering study of 1969. Bucknell has published what will be a lasting and essential work.”
— Stephen Brown

"Handsomely produced." 
— Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society newsletter

“[A] useful new perspective on the era of the Scottish Enlightenment that offers readers much stimulating material and many insightful interpretations.”
— David Spadafora

“The editors have brought together a volume that explores all that we have discovered about the place of clubs and societies in Scotland during the long eighteenth century, answering many of the questions posed so long ago in Davis D. McElroy’s pioneering study of 1969. Bucknell has published what will be a lasting and essential work.”
— Stephen Brown

"Handsomely produced." 
— Eighteenth Century Scottish Studies Society newsletter