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Allan, David 1964-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 3,582 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Allan
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"--Dust jacket flap
Adam Ferguson by David Allan( )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonplace books and reading in Georgian England by David Allan( )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This pioneering exploration of Georgian men and women's experiences as readers explores their use of commonplace books for recording favourite passages and reflecting upon what they had read, revealing forgotten aspects of their complicated relationship with the printed word. It shows how indebted English readers often remained to techniques for handling, absorbing and thinking about texts that were rooted in classical antiquity, in Renaissance humanism and in a substantially oral culture. It also reveals how a series of related assumptions about the nature and purpose of reading influenced the roles that literature played in English society in the ages of Addison, Johnson and Byron; how the habits and procedures required by commonplacing affected readers' tastes and so helped shape literary fashions; and how the experience of reading and responding to texts increasingly encouraged literate men and women to imagine themselves as members of a polite, responsible and critically aware public"--
Virtue, learning, and the Scottish Enlightenment : ideas of scholarship in early modern history by David Allan( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtue, Learning and The Scottish Enlightenment is the latest contribution to a growing reassessment of the moral and intellectual foundations of modern Europe, challenging head-on a number of deeply-rooted assumptions about the basis of both Scottish culture and the Enlightenment. It argues that humanism and Calvinism placed a discussion of the essentially moral function of scholarship at the very centre of historical debate in early modern Scotland, and that this in turn strongly influenced the emergence of an Enlightenment led by the Scottish literati. Introducing the works of more than two hundred scholars and thinkers from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, David Allan explores important - though usually neglected - aspects of the country's intellectual discourse. This pivotal book is both an essential reference tool and a thought-provoking reappraisal of the origins of modern Scotland."--Jacket
Making British culture : English readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740-1830 by David Allan( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Making British Culture' explores the emergence of a recognisably British culture by examining the experiences of English readers between 1707 and 1830 as they grappled with the great effusion of Scottish authorship that distinguished the age of the Enlightenment
Scotland in the eighteenth century : union and enlightenment by David Allan( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In search of explanations, this full history explores the experiences and responses of a people whose world was being fundamentally reconfigured. Starting with the momentous Act of Union, it traces the unsuccessful Jacobite rebellions and bewildering encounters with commercial development, industrialisation and social change, to the extraordinary cultural achievements of the Scottish Enlightenment and the exploitation of the unprecedented opportunities available in England, India and North America."--Jacket
A nation of readers : the lending library in Georgian England by David Allan( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading was one of Georgian England's defining obsessions, holding numberless individuals in thrall and serving also as the natural focus of intensive comment and controversy." "This pioneering study of its organisational context explores the origins, organisation and impact of book clubs, reading societies, subscription libraries and circulating libraries, together with the opportunities increasingly offered to readers by a variety of other collections, including those provided by religious, educational and recreational institutions." "A Nation of Readers argues that the proliferation of library facilities greatly extended the quantity and diversity of texts available. It also suggests that the resulting circulation of books on a previously unimaginable scale made possible the creation of a substantial and broadly based reading public, thereby adding immeasurably to the cultural vitality that so distinguished Georgian England."--Jacket
Understand Scottish history by David Allan( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the geography and early history of Scotland, this guide covers everything form the ancient Caledonians to Devolution and beyond
Philosophy and politics in later Stuart Scotland : neo-Stoicism, culture, and ideology in an age of crisis, 1540-1690 by David Allan( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the later sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Scotland's elite, divided by the Reformation and afflicted by political upheaval, found consolation, and sometimes inspiration, in the teachings of ancient philosophy. The neo-Stoicism with which they especially engaged was a versatile and cosmopolitan body of thought which had developed in response to chronic instability across Europe. Influenced by its ideas about public and private life, which were discussed in poetry and drama as well as in letters, meditations and extended scholarly treatises, they learned how to follow Stoic example - to prepare themselves for political duties, to confront the turbulence of their own world, and even to cultivate a justifiable retirement in the face of its irrational and uncontrollable furies. Examining figures as diverse as Buchanan, Drummond of Hawthornden, Hume of Godscroft, Gordon of Gordonstoun, the Marquis of Montrose, Alexander Ross, Robert Leighton and Sir George Mackenzie, this original study traces the attempt by educated Scots to transpose Roman morality onto early-modern society, providing at the same time a unique insight into the mental outlook and cultural horizons of the later Stuart elite."--Jacket
Scottish history : a complete introduction by David Allan( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BRITISH & IRISH HISTORY. Scottish History: A Complete Introduction is a comprehensive guide to the exciting story of this nation, from pre-history right through to the present day. With the question of Scottish independence once again on the agenda, this book will allow you to trace the events, both peaceful and bloody, that have brought the country to this point. Tracing events from the pre-history of the land and the coming of the Scots to the rise of the Scottish National Party, it provides an informative and accessible introduction to Scotland's history. Whether it is the Jacobite Rebellion, the advances of the Scottish Enlightenment or its role in WWI and WWII, this is the perfect place to start. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
In at the deep end : first experiences of university teaching by David Allan( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A companion to Enlightenment historiography by Sophie Bourgault( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a survey of the most important historians and historiographical debates in the long eighteenth century, examining these debates' stylistic, philosophical and political significance. The chapters, many of which were specially commissioned for this volume, offer a mixture of accessible introduction and original interpretive argument; they will thus appeal both to the scholar of the period and the more general reader. Part I considers Gibbon, Hume, Robertson, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Herder and Vico. Part II explores wider themes of national and thematic context: English, Scottish, French and German Enlightenment historians are discussed, as are the concepts of historical progress, secularism, the origins of historicism and the deployments of Greek and Roman antiquity within 18th century historiography
Teach yourself understand scottish history by David Allan( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Scotland ranges from pre-history to the rise of the Scottish National Party and efforts to promote Scottish independence from Britain
States, empires and peoples 1660-1815 : course documents( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lending library in Georgian England by David Allan( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading was one of Georgian England's defining obsessions. This book argues that the proliferation of library facilities greatly extended the quantity and diversity of texts available. It suggests that the resulting circulation of books on a previously unimaginable scale made possible the creation of a substantial and broadly based reading public
Remembering Reading : the British Commonplace Book in the Long Eighteenth Century by David Allan( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprise! : primary 1 : activity book by David Allan( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The gentle shepherd A pastoral comedy : With portrait and 12 engravings. And a glossary by Allan Ramsay( Book )

1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Greeks, Indians and the Scottish Presbyterian : dissident arguments for vegetarianism in Enlightenment Scotland by David Allan( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Virtue, learning, and the Scottish Enlightenment : ideas of scholarship in early modern history
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Virtue, learning, and the Scottish Enlightenment : ideas of scholarship in early modern historyMaking British culture : English readers and the Scottish Enlightenment, 1740-1830Scotland in the eighteenth century : union and enlightenmentA nation of readers : the lending library in Georgian EnglandUnderstand Scottish historyPhilosophy and politics in later Stuart Scotland : neo-Stoicism, culture, and ideology in an age of crisis, 1540-1690Teach yourself understand scottish historyThe lending library in Georgian England
Alternative Names
Allan, David

Languages
English (101)

Spanish (1)