The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith
Combining the approaches of intellectual, economic and landscape history, this book examines the life and career of the third Duke, focusing in particular on his relationship with Adam Smith and the improvement of his extensive Scottish estates. By examining the influence of one of the eighteenth century’s foremost philosophers of improvement upon the career of one Scotland’s largest landowners, this book explores the various influences - intellectual, economic, moral and political - which helped shape Scotland’s distinctive agricultural revolution.
Subjects: History, Sociology
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