A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1600-1800 by Elizabeth Foyster, Christopher Whatley

By Elizabeth Foyster, Christopher Whatley

The reports of daily Scotland has passed through profound political, non secular, and monetary switch during the last centuries. This staff of authors research how a long way the extreme has impinged at the Scottish traditional and the level to which inhabitants development, urbanization, agricultural advancements, and political and non secular upheaval have impacted the day-by-day styles, rhythms, and rituals of universal humans. The authors discover a wealth of bizarre element in regards to the anxieties, joys, comforts, passions, hopes, and fears of Scots, tracing how the influence of swap varies in accordance with geographical situation, social place, and gender. The authors draw on a large and eclectic variety of basic and secondary assets, together with the cloth is still of city and nation existence. additionally consulted are artifacts of presidency, faith, principles, portray, literature, and structure, offering clean perception into how Scots communicated with one another, understood themselves, controlled social clash, and coped with ailment and loss of life.

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26. A. J. S. Gibson and T. C. Smout, Prices, Food and Wages in Scotland, 1550–1780 (Cambridge, 1995), pp. 225–60. R. A. Houston, ‘The economy of Edinburgh 1694–1763: the evidence of the common good’, in Connolly, Houston and Morris, Conflict, pp. 59–60. D. G. Adams, ‘Trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’, in G. Jackson and S. G. E. Lythe (eds), The Port of Montrose (Tayport, 1993), p. 129. 24 Elizabeth Foyster and Christopher A. Whatley 36. Fenton, Diary of Patrick Fea, p. 15. 37. T.

53 EVERYDAY POLITICAL CULTURE For Scotland, the two centuries between 1600 and 1800 were a time of profound political and constitutional significance and much upheaval and change. Nevertheless, with the absence of a uniform system of justice a notable exception, even by the start of the period, at least in outline, there were in place some of the structures associated with a relatively well ordered, if somewhat penurious, early modern state. In 1603, following the death of England’s Queen Elizabeth I, a Scot, Mary Queen of Scots’ son, James, added the English throne to the one he had inherited as a minor in Scotland.

The Diary of Patrick Fea of Stove, Orkney, 1766–96 (East Linton, 1997). 8. C. A. Whatley, Scottish Society, 1707–1830: Beyond Jacobitism, Towards Industrialisation (Manchester, 2000), p. 310. 9. R. A. Houston, Scottish Literacy and the Scottish Identity (Cambridge, 1985), p. 43; I. D. Whyte, ‘Scottish and Irish urbanisation in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: a comparative perspective’, in S. Connolly, R. A. Houston and R. J. Morris (eds), Conflict, Identity and Economic Development: Scotland and Ireland, 1600–1939 (Preston, 1995), p.

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