Enlightenment in a Smart City

Enlightenment in a Smart City Edinburgh's Civic Development, 1660-1750

Paperback (31 Dec 2018) | English

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Synopsis

This is a study of Enlightenment in Edinburgh like no other. Using data and models provided by urban innovation and Smart City theory, it pinpoints the distinctive features that made Enlightenment in the Scottish capital possible.

In a journey packed with evidence and incident, Murray Pittock explores various civic networks - such as the newspaper and printing businesses, the political power of the gentry and patronage networks, as well as the pub and coffee-house life - as drivers of cultural change. His analysis reveals that the attributes of civic development, which lead to innovation and dynamism, were at the heart of what made Edinburgh a smart city of 1700.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781474416603
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941.3406
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: 376g
Height: 140mm
Width: 216mm
Spine width: 20mm