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John Stuart Blackie - Scottish Scholar and Patriot

John Stuart Blackie - Scottish Scholar and Patriot


Title: John Stuart Blackie - Scottish Scholar and Patriot
Author: Stuart Wallace
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Date: 2006


Hardback - 1st Edition with original dust cover

  • Additional Product Information

    From Edinburgh University Press website:

    "This book presents a biography of this influential and distinguished Scotsman. John Stuart Blackie was one of the most impressive and influential figures of nineteenth-century Scotland, as well as one of the most striking and flamboyant. As an intellectual, he translated Goethe's ‘Faust’ and brought first-hand knowledge of German philosophy to Scotland as a means of keeping the Enlightenment tradition alive. As first Professor of Humanity at Aberdeen from 1839 to 1852 and then as Professor of Greek at Edinburgh until 1882, he played a, perhaps the, central role in modernising the Scottish university curriculum, removing the dead hand of theological orthodoxy, raising standards (and the entry age), introducing tutorial teaching and establishing new chairs (including the Edinburgh chair of Celtic)."


  • Condition Notes

    This is a used copy with notes inside the front end papers and significant highlighting of passages throughout the book. This given it is in fine condition with clean dust cover. It remains a well mainatined edition.


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