Talk: Flaxopolis: Dundee's flax trade with Russia and the Baltic
If Dundee was ‘the linen me historians claim, then its growth, improvement and contemporary face owed most to its importance of the United Kingdom’ in the early nineteenth century, as so of flax from the Russian empire. This talk examines Dundee’s economic relationship with Russia in terms of the material changes it engendered. Particular attention is paid to Dundee’s development in terms of architecture, design and planning. Through this we may begin to shake off some of the old ghosts of the later Juteopolis and replace them with a sense of modernising and prosperous Flaxopolis based on mutually beneficial exchange with an obvious and welcome partner. The neglect of the value of this relationship will be questioned.
Event typeEvent / Lecture, talk or reading
Age rangeAny age