Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-century Scotland


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Fashionable "polite" society of this period emphasised mixed-gender sociability and encouraged the visible participation of elite women in a series of urban, often public settings. Using a variety of sources (both men's and women's correspondence, accounts, bills, memoirs and other family papers), this book investigates the ways in which polite social practices and expectations influenced the experience of elite femininity in Scotland in the eighteenth century. It explores women's education and upbringing; their reading ...

Elite Women and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland 2011, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge

ISBN-13: 9781843836810