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Enlightenment Edinburgh: a guide - with author Sheila Szatkowski

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During the 18th century, Edinburgh was the intellectual hub of the Western world. If Edinburgh was the beating heart of the Scottish Enlightenment then its physical embodiment was the New Town and the great civic improvements in the old medieval city. In this informative and highly illustrated guide Sheila Szatkowski introduces the noteworthy buildings and people of 18th and early 19th-century Edinburgh.

It is a book about people and places, clubs and conversations, and a celebration of how topography and cultural achievement came together to create the great enlightenment city that is Edinburgh.

Sheila Szatkowski is a writer and historian based in Edinburgh. Her interest in the Scottish Enlightenment began at Edinburgh University under the tutelage of George E. Davie, philosopher and author of The Democratic Intellect. She is currently completing a biography on the life and unpublished works of John Kay (1742-1826).

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