This history of the city of Edinburgh traces its story from its violent medieval origins to its reputation as the "Athens of the North", a centre of learning and civilization in the Age of Enlightenment, and onwards to the present day, analyzing its complex and often contradictory character and focusing upon the lives and achievements of some of its most famous inhabitants.

Edinburgh 1998, Random House (UK)

ISBN-13: 9781856192446

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Edinburgh 1995, Sinclair-Stevenson Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781856195560

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