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Charles Areskine's Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment.

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Charles Areskine's Library: Lawyers and Their Books at the Dawn of the Scottish Enlightenment

Karen Baston

BRILL

2016

255 pages

$149.00

Hardcover

Library of the Written Word; Volume 48. The Handpress World; Volume 36

KDC51

Before focusing on Charles Areskine and Thomas Aikenhead as case studies, Baston explains why and how Scottish lawyers and their libraries played leading roles in the intellectual phenomenon of the Enlightenment, with a particular focus on Enlightened Edinburgh as a hotbed of genius in the 18th century. Among her topics are an enlightened advocate's library, Scottish legal scholars abroad, advocates' book in early 18th-century Scotland, miscellaneous books: Areskine's polite learning, and the fates of books: the Alva Collections. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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