Robert Houston- Publications#

(12 titles plus editions, translations)

Records of a Scottish village: Lasswade, 1650-1750. Chadwyck-Healey, Cambridge, 1982. Microfiche approx. 300pp + 32pp.

Scottish literacy and the Scottish identity: Literacy and society in Scotland and England, 1600-1850. Cambridge University Press, 1985. x + 325pp. 0-521-26598-3

Scottish society, 1500-1800. Social structures and social change in a European perspective. ((edited with I. D. Whyte). Cambridge University Press, 1989. xii + 298pp.

Literacy in early modern Europe: culture and education, 1500-1800. Longman, 1989. ix + 266pp. 0-582-55266-4

Italian translation, Cultura e istruzione nell’Europa moderna. Il Mulino (Bologna), 1997. 339pp.

2nd edition, Pearson, 2001. x + 295pp. ISBN 0-582-36810-3 pb.

The population history of Britain and Ireland, 1500-1750. MacMillan, 1991. 100pp.

Ibid., 2nd edition, Cambridge U. P. 1995. 90pp. Reprinted in M. Anderson (ed.), British population history. From the Black Death to the present day. Cambridge U. P., 1996.

Conflict and identity in the history of Scotland and Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. (edited with S. J. Connolly & R. J. Morris) Carnegie Publishing, 1995. x + 275pp.

Social change in the age of Enlightenment: Edinburgh, 1660-1760. Oxford University Press, 1994. x + 443pp. Runner-up for the Credit Communal Prize in European Urban History, 1995.

Madness and society in eighteenth-century Scotland. Oxford, 2000. xiv + 450pp. Oxford (Clarendon Press) Studies in Social History: general editor, Professor Sir Keith Thomas. ISBN 0-19-820787-5.

Autism in history. The case of Hugh Blair of Borgue. With Professor Uta Frith, MRC Cognitive Psychology, University of London. ix + 207 pp. Blackwell, 2000. ISBN 0-63-1220887 hb, 0-63-1220895 pb.

The New Penguin History of Scotland. Co-edited (and with an introductory chapter of 58pp) with Dr W. W. J. Knox, University of St Andrews: 624pp. Penguin, 2001. ISBN 0-71-399187-9. Now available from the Folio Society.

Scotland: a very short introduction. Oxford University Press, 2008. 172pp. ISBN 978-01992-30792.

Punishing the dead? Suicide, lordship and community in Britain, 1500-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2010). 397 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-958642-4.

(78 items)

(all published in refereed journals or books)

‘Colliers with colic?’, Local Population Studies 22 (1979) 57-9.

‘Parish listings and social structure: Penningham and Whithorn, Wigtownshire, in perspective’, Local Population Studies 23 (1979) 24-32.

‘Vagrants and society in early modern England’, Cambridge Anthropology (1980) 18-32.

‘The literacy myth? Illiteracy in Scotland, 1630-1760’, Past & Present 96 (1982) 81-102. Reproduced in H. Graff (ed.), Literacy and historical development (University of Chicago Press, 2008), 183-206.

‘The development of literacy: northern England, 1640-1750’, Economic History Review 35,2 (1982) 199-216.

‘Illiteracy in the diocese of Durham, 1663-89 and 1750-62: the evidence of marriage bonds’, Northern History 18 (1982) 239-51.

‘The poll tax records of Lasswade, Midlothian (1694)’, Scottish Genealogist (1982).

‘Illiteracy among Newcastle shoemakers, 1618-1740’, Archaeologia Aeliana 5th series, 10 (1982) 143-7.

‘A new approach to family history? Some comments on Miranda Chaytor’s ‘Family and kinship in Ryton’’, History Workshop 14 (1982) 120-31 (with R. M. Smith, university of Oxford).

‘Coal, class and culture: labour relations in a Scottish mining community, 1650-1750’, Social History 8,1 (1983) 1-18.

‘Marriage formation and domestic industry: occupational endogamy in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, 1697-1764’, Journal of Family History 8,3 (Fall 1983) 215-29.

‘Literacy and society in the west, 1500-1850’, Social History 8,3 (1983) 269-93. Translated in A. B. Langeli and X. Toscani (eds), Istruzione, alfabetismo, scrittura (Milan, 1991) 13-60.

‘Proto-industrialization? Cottage industry, social change and industrial revolution’, Historical Journal 27,2 (1984) 473-92. (with K. Snell, University of Leicester)

‘Frequent flitting: geographical mobility in mid-nineteenth century Greenlaw, Berwickshire’, Scottish Studies (1985) 31-47.

‘Births and baptisms: Haddington in the mid-seventeenth century’, Transactions of the East Lothian Antiquarian and Field Naturalists Society (1985).

‘Geographical mobility in Scotland, 1652-1811’, Journal of Historical Geography 11 (1985) 379-94.

‘British society in the eighteenth century’, Journal of British Studies 25,4 (1986) 436-66.

‘The literacy campaign in Scotland, 1560-1803’, in H.J. Graff & R.F. Arnove (eds.), National literacy campaigns. Historical and comparative perspectives (Plenum Press, NY, 1987) 49-64.

‘The Demographic Regime, 1760-1830’, in T.M. Devine & R. Mitchison (eds.), People and society in Scotland, volume 1, 1760-1830 (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1988) 9-26.

‘Introduction. Scottish society in perspective, 1500-1800’, in R.A. Houston & I.D. Whyte (eds.), Scottish Society, 1500-1800 (CUP, 1988) 1-36.

‘Women in the economy and society of Scotland, 1500-1800’, in ibid. 118-47

‘Scottish education and literacy, 1600-1800: a European perspective’, in T.M. Devine (ed.), Improvement and Enlightenment (John Donald, Edinburgh, 1989) 43-61.

‘Review of periodical literature, 1500-1700 published in 1987’, Economic History Review 42,1 (1989) 102-11.

‘Age at marriage of Scottish women, c.1660-1770’, Local Population Studies 43 (1990) 63-6.

‘Review of periodical literature, 1500-1700 published in 1988’, Economic History Review 43,1 (1990) 110-20.

‘Migration and the turnover of population in Scotland, 1600-1900’, Annales de Demographie Historique (1990) 285-308 (with C. W. J. Withers).

‘Review of periodical literature, 1500-1700 published in 1989’ Economic History Review 44,1 (1991) 153-63.

‘The geography of literacy in north-east Scotland in the eighteenth century’, Journal of Historical Geography 14 (1991) 135-45 (with R. E. Tyson).

‘Mortality in early modern Scotland: the life expectancy of advocates’, Continuity and Change 7,1 (1992) 47-69.

‘L’istruzione fra gli adulti in Europa nell’età moderna’, Quaderni Storici ns 78 (1991) 941-61.

‘The military in Edinburgh society, 1660-1760’, War & Society 11,2 (1993) 41-56.

‘Review of periodical literature, 1500-1700 published in 1991’, Economic History Review 46,1 (1993) 170-6.

‘Literacy, education and the culture of print in Enlightenment Edinburgh’, History 78:254 (1993) 373-92.

‘Fraud in the Scottish linen industry: Edinburgh charity workhouse, 1745-1758’, Archives 21, 91 (1994) 43-56.

‘‘Bustling artisans’. Patronage disputes in South Leith during the 1740s and 1750s’, Albion 26, 1 (1994) 55-77.

‘Popular politics in the reign of George II: the Edinburgh cordiners’, Scottish Historical Review LXII, 2: no. 194 (1994) 172-95.

‘Eighteenth-century Scottish studies: out of the laager?’, Scottish Historical Review 73 (April 1994) 64-81.

‘Literacy, ancient and modern’, Paedagogica Historica 25,1 (1985) (sic 1994) 384-7.

‘Writers to the Signet: estimates of adult mortality in Scotland from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century’, Social History of Medicine 8, 1 (1995), 37-53.

‘Literacy’, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation vol. 2 (1995), 429-34.

‘The economy of Edinburgh, 1694-1763: the evidence of the Common Good’, in Connolly, S. J., Houston, R. A., & Morris, R. J. (eds), Conflict and identity in the history of Scotland and Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century (Preston, 1995) 45-62.

‘Introduction’, in Connolly, S.J., Houston, R.A., & Morris, R.J. (eds), Conflict and identity in the history of Scotland and Ireland from the seventeenth to the twentieth century (Preston, 1995), 1-15 (with S. J. Connolly & R. J. Morris)

‘In Europa tutti vanno a scuola’, in P. Bairoch and E. J. Hobsbawm (eds), Storia d’Europa V. L’Età moderna: secoli XIX-XX (EINAUDI, Torino, 1996), 1167-1204.

‘Fire and filth: Edinburgh’s environment, 1660-1760’, Book of the Old Edinburgh Club n.s. 3 (1994), 25-36.

‘Elders and deacons: membership of the consistory of the Scots church, Rotterdam (1643-1829) and Tolbooth parish, Edinburgh (1690-1760)’, Tijdschrift voor Sociale Geschiedenis 20, 3 (1994), 282-308.

‘The consistory of the Scots church, Rotterdam: an aspect of ‘civic calvinism’ in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte 87 (1996), 362-92. (Awarded the Harold Grimm prize by the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 1997)

‘‘To die in the term’: the mortality of English barristers, 1560-1640’, Journal of Interdisciplinary History 26, 2 (1995), 233-49 (with W. R. Prest, University of Adelaide).

‘Private vices, public acrimony. The divorce of William Gordon and the renewal of the Scots staple at Veere in the 1690s’, Northern Scotland 16 (1996), 55-72.

‘The Scots church, Rotterdam, 1643-1795: a Dutch or a Scottish example of civic Calvinism?’, in J. Roding and L. H. van Voss eds, The North Sea and culture, 1550-1800 (Leiden, 1996), 266-84.

‘Literacy and its cultural significance in early modern Europe’, Studia Culturologica 4 (1996), 63-82.

‘Les îles Britanniques’, in Bardet, J-P. and Dupâquier, J. (eds), Histoire des Populations de l’Europe vol.1, (Paris, 1997), 369-87. (with C. Ó Gráda, R. S. Schofield and E. A. Wrigley; the three volumes were awarded the Adolphe Bentinck Prize, 2000)

‘Hands across the water. The making and breaking of marriage between Dutch and Scots in the mid-eighteenth century’, Law and History Review 15, 2 (Fall 1997), 215-42 (with M. P. C. van der Heijden, Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam). Translated as ‘Banden over zee …’, Jaarboek der sociale en economische geschiedenis van leiden en omstreken (1998), 59-91.

‘Colonies, enterprises, and wealth: the economies of Europe and the wider world’, in E. Cameron (ed.), Early modern Europe: an Oxford history (Oxford, 1999), 137-70.

‘Therapies for mental ailments in eighteenth-century Scotland’, Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 28 (October, 1998), 555-568.

‘‘Not simple boarding’: care of the mentally incapacitated in Scotland during the long eighteenth century’, in P. Bartlett and D. Wright (eds), Outside the walls of the asylum: the history of care in the community, 1750-2000 (London: Athlone Press, 1999), 19-44.

‘Literacy in Europe’, in D. Wagner, R. L. Venezky, and B. B. Street (eds), Literacy: an international handbook (Westview Press, N.Y., 1999), 385-91.

‘Madness, morality, and creativity. The case of Robert Fergusson and the social context of insanity in eighteenth century Scotland’, British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 22, 1 (1999), 133-54.

‘Lecture-écriture et pouvoir en Ecosse au début de l’époque moderne’, in C. Barré-de-Miniac (ed.), Copie et modèle: usages, transmission, appropriation de l’écrit (Paris 2000), 101-24.

‘Culture and leisure, 1700-1840’, in P. Clark (ed.), The Cambridge urban history of Britain vol. 2 (Cambridge, 2000), 575-613 (with Professor Peter Clark, U. Leicester)

‘Literacy’, Encyclopedia of European Social History (Charles Scribner’s Sons Reference Books, NY, 2001), 391-406.

‘Institutional care for the insane and idiots in Scotland before 1820’, parts 1 and 2, History of Psychiatry 12, 1 and 2 (2001), 3-31, 177-97.

‘Introduction: Scots and their histories’, (with W. W. J. Knox) in R. A. Houston and W. W. J. Knox (eds), The New Penguin History of Scotland (Penguin, 2001), xiii-lviii.

‘Professions and the identification of mental incapacity in eighteenth century Scotland’, Journal of Historical Sociology 14, 4 (2001), 441-66.

‘A stalker in Georgian Edinburgh’, History Scotland 1 (Winter 2001), 51-6.

‘New light on Anson’s voyages, 1740-44: a mad sailor on land and sea’, Mariner’s Mirror 88, 3 (August 2002), 260-70.

‘Madness and gender in the long eighteenth century’, Social History 27, 3 (October 2002), 309-26.

‘Literacy’, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment vol. 2 (OUP-USA, 2003), 414-18.

‘Courts, doctors and insanity defences in 18th and early 19th century Scotland’, International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 26, 4 (2003), 339-54.

‘The face of madness in eighteenth-century Scotland’, Eighteenth-Century Life 27, 2 (May 2003), 49-66.

‘Legal protection of the mentally incapable in early modern Scotland’, Journal of Legal History 24, 2 (August 2003), 165-86.

‘‘Lesser-used’ languages in historic Europe: models of change from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century’, European Review 11, 3 (2003), 299-324.

‘Care of the mentally disabled in and around Edinburgh, c.1680-c.1820’, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh vol. 33, supplement 12 (2003), 12-20.

‘Rights and wrongs in the confinement of the mentally incapable in eighteenth-century Scotland’, Continuity and Change 18, 3 (2003), 373-94.

‘Class, gender and madness in eighteenth-century Scotland’, in J. Andrews and A. Digby (eds), Sex and seclusion. Class and custody. Perspectives on gender and class in the history of British and Irish psychiatry (Rodopi, 2004), 45-68.

‘Clergy and the care of the insane in eighteenth century Britain’, Church History 73, 1 (2004), 114-38.

‘Minority languages and cultural change in early modern Europe’, in N. Ó Ciosáin (ed.), Understanding cultural change in the past (Galway, 2005), 13-36.

‘Poor relief and the dangerous and criminal insane in Scotland, c.1740-1840’, Journal of Social History 40, 2 (Winter 2006), 453-76.

‘Property values in Scotland, c.1650-1850’, Journal of European Economic History 35, 1 (2006), 55-84.

‘The medicalization of suicide: medicine and the law in Scotland and England, c.1750-1850’, in J. Weaver and D. Wright (eds), A History of Suicide in the Modern Western World: International Perspectives (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008), 91-118.

‘What did the royal almoner do in Britain and Ireland, c.1450-1700?’, English Historical Review cxxv. 513 (April 2010), 1-35.

‘Custom in context: medieval and early modern Scotland and England’, Past & Present (February or May 2011).

‘Literacy in Europe’, in Europäische Geschichte Online / European History Online (Institute of European History, University of Mainz. 2011).

‘Representations of Fact and Truth in the Making of News: Newspaper Reporting of Suicide in the North of England, c. 1750-1830’, Studies in the Literary Imagination (2011)

‘Doctors, lawyers, newspapers, families: mediating the link between madness and suicide in northern Britain c.1750-1830’, History of Psychiatry special number

‘The Scots kirk, Rotterdam: 350th Anniversary’, Scotsman (31 July 1993) 10.

‘Population’, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation vol. 3 (1995), 316-17.

‘Population’ and ‘Literacy’, in A. F. Kinney and D. W. Swain (eds), Tudor England: an encyclopedia (New York, 2001), 561-2 and 432-4.

‘Time out of mind’, The Herald Saturday magazine (9 December 2000), 17-19.

‘I’ve been watching you’, Spectrum (26 June 2001), 14-17.

‘Burns Suppers’, BBC History Magazine 3, 2 (February 2002), 48-9.

Sir John Clerk of Penicuik (first baronet) and Sir George Bruce of Carnock, New Dictionary of National Biography.

‘What if the Scots had voted for devolution in 1979?’, in D. Brack (ed.), President Gore and other things that never happened (London: Politico’s, 2006), 205-20.

‘Punishing the dead’, Local History News 80 (2006), 10.

‘Scotland’, Encyclopedia of European History, 1789-1914 (Charles Scribner’s Sons Reference Books, NY, 2006).

‘Literacy’, ‘capitalism’, ‘Edinburgh’, ‘Scotland’: Encyclopedia of Early Modern Europe (Charles Scribner’s Sons Reference Books, NY, 2004).

‘1638: the Scottish revolution’, BBC History Magazine (April 2007), 64-7.

‘Butcher Cumberland: a reply’, BBC History Magazine (July 2008), 54.

‘Apologising for history: what is it good for?’, BBC History Magazine (March 2009), 60-1.

‘Punishing the dead’, BBC History Magazine (August 2010), 57-9.

BOOK REVIEWS (99 items)
Agriculture and society in seventeenth century Scotland, I.D. Whyte in Social History 6,1 (1981) 121-3.

The population history of England, 1541-1871, E.A. Wrigley and R.S. Schofield in British Book News (March 1982) 148.

Scottish rural society in the sixteenth century, M.H.B. Sanderson in British Book News (June 1982) 389-90.

Family forms in historic Europe, ed. R. Wall in British Book News (August 1983) 479.

The management of Scottish society, 1707-64, J.S. Shaw in British Book News (September 1983) 587-8.

The Stanleys: Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby, 1385-1672: The origins, wealth and power of a landowning family, B. Coward in British Book News (October 1983) 651.

Prisons and punishment in Scotland: from the middle ages to the present, J. Cameron in British Book News (December 1983) 750.

Industry and ethos. Scotland, 1832-1914, S and O Checkland in Economic History Review 37,4 (1984) 620-1.

Religion and society in early modern Europe, 1500-1800, ed. K von Greyerz in British Book News (May 1985) 309.

The agrarian history of England and Wales, vol. 5: 1640-1750, ed. J. Thirsk in British Book News (September 1985) 534.

A new history of Ireland, vol. 4: eighteenth century Ireland eds T.W. Moody and W.E. Vaughan in British Book News (September 1986) 556.

European society, 1500-1700, H. Kamen in Economic History Review 38,3 (1985) 472.

From lairds to louns, ed. D. Stevenson in Scottish Economic and Social History 7 (1987) 82.

Witchcraft and religion: the politics of popular belief, C. Larner in English Historical Review CI,398 (1986) 232.

The written word. Literacy in transition, ed. G. Baumann in English Historical Review CIV,411 (1989) 557.

Sexuality and social control. Scotland, 1660-1780, R. Mitchison and L. Leneman in English Historical Review (1990).

A general view of the rural economy of England, 1538-1840, A. Kussmaul in Times Literary Supplement 4575 (7-13/12/1990) 1328.

Popular culture in seventeenth-century England, ed. B. Reay in History of European Ideas (1987) 241-2.

Small books and pleasant histories. Popular fiction and its readership in seventeenth century England, M. Spufford in Social History 8,3 (1983) 385-7.

Reading and writing in France from Calvin to Jules Ferry, F. Furet and J. Ozouf in History of European Ideas (1985) 107-8.

Markets and manufactures in early industrial Europe, ed. M. Berg in Business History Review 65, 2 (summer 1991) 450-2.

Consumer behaviour and material culture in Britain, 1660-1760, L. Weatherill in Scottish Economic and Social History 10 (1989) 96-7.

Bound for America. The transportation of British convicts to the colonies, 1718-1775, A.R. Ekirch in Journal of European Economic History (1992).

Perspectives in Scottish social history. Essays in honour of Rosalind Mitchison, ed. L. Leneman in Scottish Historical Review 69,1 (1990) 209-11.

Literacy and popular culture. England, 1750-1914, D. Vincent in History & Computing 2,1 (1990) 54-5.

The common people of Britain: a history from the Norman Conquest to the present, J. F. C. Harrison in History of European Ideas (1987) 241-2.

The legacies of literacy. Continuities and contradictions in western culture and society, H. J. Graff in Social History 13,2 (1988) 231-3.

Reproducing families. The political economy of English population history, D. Levine in Population Studies 44 (1990) 332.

Famine, disease and the social order in early modern society, eds J. Walter and R. Schofield in Continuity and Change 6,1 (1991) 110-13.

Worlds within worlds: structures of life in sixteenth-century London, S. Rappaport in Continuity and Change 6,2 (1991) 275-8.

Der frümoderne Staat und die europäische Universität, R. Stichweh in History of European Universities (1992) 291-2.

Sleepless souls. Suicide in early modern England, M. MacDonald and T.R. Murphy in Albion 24,1 (1992) 110-12.

Professors, patronage and politics. The Aberdeen universities in the eighteenth century, R.L. Emmerson in History of European Universities (1993) 425-6.

The making of an industrial society. Whickham, 1560-1765, D. Levine and K. Wrightson in Journal of European Economic History 21,2 (1992) 417-18.

Schooling in Renaissance Italy: Literacy and Learning, 1300-1600, P.F. Grendler in Journal of Educational Administration and History (1993).

Scottish universities: distinctiveness and diversity, eds J.J. Carter and D.J. Withrington in History of Universities (1993) 439-40.

Societies, culture and kinship, 1580-1850, ed. C. Phythian-Adams in Albion (1994).

Family and social change. The household as a process in an industrializing community, A. Janssens in English Historical Review 110, 443 (1996), 1008.

Late seventeenth-century Edinburgh: a demographic study, H. M. Dingwall in English Historical Review 111, 444 (1996), 1289-90.

Illegitimacy, sex, and society. Northeast Scotland, 1750-1900, A. Blaikie in Continuity and Change 10,2 (1995), 309-10.

The north-south divide. The origins of northern consciousness in England, H. Jewell in Continuity and Change 10, 3 (1995), 439-40.

Clanship to Crofters’ War. The Social Transformation of the Scottish Highlands, T. M. Devine in Social History 20, 2 (May 1995) 247-9.

The transformation of rural Scotland. Social change and the agrarian economy, 1660-1815, T. M. Devine in Continuity and Change 10, 2 (1995), 314-16.

Glasgow. Volume 1: beginnings to 1830 eds T. M. Devine and G. Jackson in Economic History Review 48, 4 (1995) 820.

Adapting to capitalism: working women in the English economy, 1700-1850, P. Sharpe in Economic History Review 49, 4 (1996) 832-3.

Courtship, illegitimacy and marriage in early modern England, by R. Adair in Economic History Review 49, 4 (1996) 831-2.

New-born child murder. Women, illegitimacy and the courts in eighteenth-century England, by M. Jackson in Economic History Review (1997).

Women and work in eighteenth-century Edinburgh, by E. C. Sanderson in Urban History 24, 3 (1997), 371-2.

English population history from family reconstitution, 1580-1837, by E. A. Wrigley, R. S. Davies, J. E. Oeppen, and R. S. Schofield in Historical Journal 41, 3 (1998), 909-11.

Image and identity. The making and re-making of Scotland through the ages, edited by Dauvit Broun, Richard R. Finlay and Michael Lynch in Continuity and Change (1999).

Scottish education since the Reformation, by R. D. Anderson in Scottish Historical Review (1999).

Urban Highlanders: Highland-Lowland Migration and Urban Gaelic Culture, 1700-1900, by Charles W. J. Withers in Albion 31, 4 (1999), 708-9.

A history of the university in Europe. Volume II: universities in early modern Europe (1500-1800), ed. Hilde de Ridder-Symoens in Annali di Storia dell’educazione e delle Istruzioni Scholastiche 6 (1999), 360-4.

State and society in early modern Scotland, by Julian Goodare in Continuity and Change (2000).

Patterns of madness in the eighteenth century: a reader, edited by Allan Ingram in Social History of Medicine (2000), 144.

The Enlightenment: a comparative social history, 1721-1794, by Thomas Munck in Continuity and Change 16, 2 (2001), 307-8.

Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: the Life and Times of George Cheyne, by Anita Guerrini in Scottish Historical Review 80, 1 (2001), 135.

The experience of reading: Irish historical perspectives, edited by Bernadette Cunningham and Máire Kennedy in Paedagogica Historica 26, 2 (2000), 768-70.

The Scottish book trade, 1500-1720: print commerce and print control in early modern Scotland, by Alastair Mann in TLS 5139 (28 September 2001), 32.

Urban achievements in early modern Europe: golden ages in Antwerp, Amsterdam and London, edited by Patrick O’Brien in American Historical Review (April 2002), 603-4.

Undertaker of the mind: John Monro and mad-doctoring in eighteenth-century England, by Jonathan Andrews and Andrew Scull in Medical History 47, 1 (2002), 117-18.

Adventurers and exiles: the great Scottish exodus, by Marjorie Harper in BBC History Magazine 4, 5 (2003), 57.

The spoken word: Oral culture in Britain, 1500-1850, edited by Adam Fox and Daniel Woolf in Scottish Historical Review (2004).

Aberdeen before 1800: a new history, edited by E. Patricia Dennison, David Ditchburn and Michael Lynch in Urban History 30, 3 (2003), 408-9.

Customers and patrons of the mad-trade: the management of lunacy in eighteenth-century London. With the complete text of John Monro’s case book, by Jonathan Andrews and Andrew Scull in Albion 36, 1 (2004), 143-4.

Medical conflicts in early modern London: patronage, physicians, and irregular practitioners, 1550-1640, by Margaret Pelling in Albion (2004).

Scotland’s Empire, 1600-1815, by T. M. Devine in BBC History Magazine (March 2004).

The Enlightenment and religion: the myths of modernity, by S. J. Barnett in Scottish Historical Review (2004).

The Scottish exile community in the Netherlands, 1660-1690, by Ginny Gardner in English Historical Review (2005).

From sin to insanity: suicide in early modern Europe, edited by Jeffrey R. Watt in European History Quarterly 38, 3 (2008), 515-17.

On the parish? The micro-politics of poor relief in rural England, c.1550-1750, by Steve Hindle in Scottish Historical Review (2005).

Cultural constructions of madness in eighteenth-century writing: representing the insane, by Allan Ingram with Michelle Faubert in Archives (2005).

Reading Ireland: print, reading and social change in early modern Ireland, by Raymond Gillespie in Scottish Historical Review (2006).

Network north: Scottish kin, commercial and covert associations in northern Europe, 1603-1746, by Steve Murdoch in Economic History Review (2006).

The practice of reform in health, medicine, and science, 1500-2000, edited by Margaret Pelling and Scott Mandelbrote in Scottish Historical Review (2006).

Anglo-Scottish relations, from 1603 to 1900, edited by T. C. Smout in Contemporary British History (2006).

The politics of madness in England: the state, insanity and society in England, 1845-1914, by J. Melling and W. Forsythe in Economic History Review (2006).

Madness, religion and the state in early modern Europe: a Bavarian beacon, by David Lederer in History 92 (2007), 121-2.

Madness at home: the psychiatrist, the patient, and the family in England, 1820-1860, by Akihito Suzuki in Metascience (2007).

Melancholy and the care of the soul: religion, moral philosophy and madness in early modern England, by Jeremy Schmidt in Annals of Science (2007).

Suicide and the body politic in imperial Russia, by S. K. Morrissey in History of Psychiatry 19, 4 (2008), 506-9.

Lunatic hospitals in Georgian England, 1750-1830, by L. Smith in Medical History 52, 2 (2008), 279-80.

Capital of the mind: how Edinburgh changed the world, by James Buchan in BBC History Magazine (2007).

From Pictland to Alba, 789-1070, by Alex Woolf in BBC History Magazine (2008).

Folk in print: Scotland’s chapbook heritage, 1750-1850, by Edward J. Cowan and Mike Paterson in Scottish Historical Review (2008).

Medicine and Religion in Enlightenment Europe, edited by Ole Peter Grell and Andrew Cunningham in British Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 32, 3 (2009), 440-1.

Certain other countries. Homicide, gender and national identity in late nineteenth-century England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, by Carolyn A. Conley in Journal of Social History (2008).

The Vatersay raiders, by Ben Buxton in BBC History Magazine (2008).

The pure land, by Alan Spence and At the edge of empire: the life of Thomas Blake Glover, by Michael Gardiner in Scottish Affairs 67 (2009), 121-4.

Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before History, by Alistair Moffat in BBC History Magazine (2009).

‘The Cruel Madness of Love’. Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930, by Gayle Davis in Medical History 54, 1 (January 2010), 138-9.

Law, politics and society in early modern England, by Christopher W. Brooks in Continuity and Change 24, 2 (2010), 390-2.

Civil justice in Renaissance Scotland: the origins of a central court by A. M. Godfrey in English Historical Review (2010).

The pen and the people: English letter writers, 1660-1800, by S. E. Whyman in English Historical Review (2010).

Permeable Walls: Historical Perspectives on Hospital and Asylum Visiting edited by Graham Mooney and Jonathan Reinarz in Economic History Review 64, 1 (2011).

Famine in Scotland: the ‘Ill Years’ of the 1690s, by Karen J. Cullen in American Historical Review (2011).

The dynamics of heritage. History, memory and the Highland clearances, by Laurence Gouriévidis in International Journal of Heritage Studies (2011).

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