The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad

The Russells of Braidshaw in Aleppo and on the Coast of Coromandel

By Janet Starkey
Published by Brill
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In The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad, Janet Starkey examines the lives and works of Scots working in the mid eighteenth century with the Levant Company in Aleppo, then within the Ottoman Empire; and those working with the East India Company in India, especially in the fields of natural history, medicine, ethnography and the collection of Arabic and Persian manuscripts. The focus is on brothers from Edinburgh: Alexander Russell MD FRS, Patrick Russell MD FRS, Claud Russell and William Russell FRS.

By examining a wide range of modern interpretations, Starkey argues that the Scottish Enlightenment was not just a philosophical discourse but a multi-faceted cultural revolution that owed its vibrancy to ties of kinship, and to strong commercial and intellectual links with Europe and further abroad.

Janet Starkey MA (Hons), MPhil, PhD (2013), retired lecturer from Durham University. A founder member of the Association for the Study of Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE), she has published many edited volumes and articles on the Middle East.

Reviews for The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad

See Jill Sindall’s review for the British Association for Turkish Area Studies Review, Number 33, Spring 2019. Go to page 64.

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