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Professor Christopher Smout FBA

About this Fellow




Current post

  • Historiographer Royal in Scotland

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Economic History, University of Edinburgh, 1972 - 1979
  • Professor of Scottish History, University of St Andrews, 1980 - 1991
  • Director, Institute of Environmental History, University of St Andrews, 1991 - 2000


History of the Scottish people, 1560-1830 1969

Victorian values (_PBA_ 78, 1992)

Century of the Scottish people, 1830-1950 1986

Nature contested 2000

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Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.

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