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The Dundas Despotism.

By: Fry, Michael.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 0859765881: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 626

ISBN: 0859765881

Condition: Fine


Paperback in Fine condition, Reprint of the 1992 Edinburgh University Press edition, ppxvi, 425, New preface, with genealogical table, Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies 1707-1832, preface to the John Donald edition. This is a comprehensive biography of Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville (1742-1811) and his son Robert. Although their period of government was to be dubbed 'the Dundas Despotism' the author shows that both father and son sought to achieve good government within the accepted political conventions of the age. S7. View more info

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A New Race of Men: Scotland 1815-1914

By: Michael Fry

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003353

ISBN: 1780271425

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition. First edition, b&w illustrations, index. In his new book on Scotland 1815-1914, Michael Fry goes well beyond the conventional analyses of the economy and society to which previous histories have confined themselves. Here the central thread of the story is not steady assimilation to the norms of the United Kingdom but the survival of distinct forms of Scottishness that both derived from an independent past and laid the foundations for the reassertion of nationality in the present time. The emphasis is therefore not on those aspects in which Scotland became more l... View more info

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A Higher World: Scotland 1707 - 1815

By: Michael Fry

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2014

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003354

ISBN: 1780272332

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition. First edition, colour illustrations, index. Michael Fry here applies his uniquely wide-ranging procedures of Scottish historical analysis to the eighteenth century, which gave this small nation its one era of truly global significance. He adds: 'Never again was it to be so exemplary: unless, perhaps, in the twenty-first century.' View more info