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By Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Enlightenment’s Frontier is the 1st publication to enquire the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. What used to be where of the flora and fauna in Adam Smith’s well-known protection of loose exchange? Fredrik Albritton Jonsson recovers the forgotten networks of improvers and ordinary historians that sought to rework the soil, vegetation, and weather of Scotland within the eighteenth century. The Highlands provided an enormous outside laboratory for rival liberal and conservative perspectives of nature and society. but if the development schemes foundered towards the top of the century, northern Scotland as a substitute grew to become a crucible for anxieties approximately overpopulation, source exhaustion, and the actual limits to fiscal development. during this method, the increase and fall of the Enlightenment within the Highlands sheds new gentle at the origins of environmentalism.

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