By James Hogg
This ebook considers the ways that 388 males secured posts within the Scottish universities 1690-1806, from the purge following the Revolution of 1688 to the top of Henry Dundas's political occupation. such a lot professors have been political appointees vetted and supported by way of political factions and their leaders. This examine considers the politics of patronage appointments on the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews. The enhancing schedule of political buyers and of these they served is taken into account and its relation to the Scottish Enlightenment is explored.Emerson argues that what was once occurring in Scotland used to be additionally taking place in different components of Europe the place, in rather self reliant localities, elite consumers additionally formed issues as they needed them to be. In contemplating the origins and aid for the Enlightenment, the jobs of consumers could be thought of. This paintings is predicated on a lot archival examine and provides considerably to what's recognized in regards to the Scottish professoriat through the interval. For a few its arguments could be of value; for others it is going to function an invaluable reference paintings at the universities, one that provides a lot to what's identified approximately them.
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Gillis, Patrick Cuming, Mr Robert Trail (then a minister in London), David Blair, David Williamson, J. Bannatyne, John Tran and Robert Wylie. Carstares sometimes referred to Stirling’s wife as ‘my Cousin his spouse’, Carstares to Stirling, 9 March 1710, Stirling Letters, GUL, Gen 204/2/105. Stirling to Sir John Maxwell, Lord Pollock, SCJ, 30 May 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1; Stirling asked that his patent not be released. James Wodrow to Stirling, 3 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1. James Wodrow et al. to Stirling, 12 June 1701, GUL, Murray 650/1.
Choices had to be made because the state could neither defend itself nor survive economically in a mercantilist world in which it tended to be excluded by English policies both from continental trade and from English markets. One upshot of those commotions was the formation of somewhat more stable political groupings in the Scottish Parliament. These came about partly because of the positions taken by the magnates and their family connections with respect to the Revolution of 1688 and the matter of union with England.
Nevertheless, he was a willing political servant of the Duke on Montrose and the Squadrone interest throughout the period he served as principal. Notes 1 Coutts, History of the University, 1909, pp. 8, 12f. 2 Regents took an entering class of students through the whole curriculum, teaching them philosophy, mathematics, and whatever else they might learn except for Latin and Greek in the universities where there were chairs in those subjects. They attended church with their boys and gave them some religious instruction.