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Cover illustration: Alep en Asie, dans la Sirie, by François-Marie Rosset (1743–1824), 1790 ©BnF ark:/12148/btv1b8528996b.

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Names: Starkey, Janet, 1948– author.

Title: The Scottish enlightenment abroad : the Russells of Braidshaw in Aleppo and on the coast of Coromandel / by Janet Starkey.

Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2018. | Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Identifiers: lccn 2017061202 (print) | lccn 2018009458 (ebook) | isbn 9789004362130 (E-book) | isbn 9789004362123 (hardback : alk. paper)

Subjects: lcsh: Scotland—Intellectual life—18th century. | Enlightenment—Scotland. | Scots—Syria—Aleppo. | Russell family.

Classification: lcc da812 (ebook) | lcc da812 .S73 2018 (print) | ddc 956.91/3—dc23

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The Scottish Enlightenment Abroad

The Russells of Braidshaw in Aleppo and on the Coast of Coromandel