Sher, Richard B., 1948-

The Enlightenment & the book Scottish authors & their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, & America / [electronic resource] : Enlightenment and the book Richard B. Sher. - University of Chicago Press, c2006. - 1 online resource (xxvi, 815 p.) : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [709]-755) and index.

Composing the Scottish Enlightenment -- Identity and diversity among Scottish authors -- The rewards of authorship -- Forging the London-Edinburgh publishing axis -- The heyday of Scottish Enlightenment publishing -- The achievement of William Creech -- The rise and fall of Irish reprinting -- Making Scottish books in America, 1770-1784 -- A more extensive diffusion of useful knowledge : Philadelphia, 1784-1800.

The late eighteenth century witnessed an explosion of intellectual activity in Scotland by such luminaries as David Hume, Adam Smith, Hugh Blair, William Robertson, Adam Ferguson, James Boswell, and Robert Burns. And the books written by these seminal thinkers made a significant mark during their time in almost every field of polite literature and higher learning throughout Britain, Europe, and the Americas. In this magisterial history, Richard B. Sher breaks new ground for our understanding of the Enlightenment and the forgotten role of publishing during that period. The Enlightenment and the.

9780226752549 (electronic bk.) 0226752542 (electronic bk.)


English literature--Scottish authors--Publishing.
Scottish literature--Publishing.--18th century
Publishers and publishing--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Publishers and publishing--History--Ireland--18th century.
Publishers and publishing--History--United States--18th century.
Authors and publishers--History--Scotland--18th century.
English literature--Scottish authors--Appreciation.
Scottish literature--Appreciation.--18th century
Authors, Scottish--Intellectual life--18th century.
Littérature écossaise--Édition.--18e siècle
Littérature écossaise (anglaise)--Édition.
Éditeurs--Histoire--Grande-Bretagne--18e siècle.
Éditeurs--Histoire--Irlande--18e siècle.
Éditeurs--Histoire--États-Unis--18e siècle.
Écrivains et éditeurs--Histoire--Écosse--18e siècle.
Littérature écossaise--Appréciation.--18e siècle
Littérature écossaise (anglaise)--Appréciation.
Écrivains écossais--Vie intellectuelle--18e siècle.
Siècle des lumières--Écosse.
Schotse School.

Verenigd Koninkrijk van Groot-Brittannië en Noord-Ierland.
Verenigde Staten.

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Electronic books.

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