The Scottish Enlightenment: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World

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If you think that Scotland's contribution to civilization is limited to golf, tartan and single malt whisky, then this is the book to set you straight. Arthur Herman takes the reader on a journey to the origins, as well as the furthest limits, of what we call the modern age. Scotland's turbulent history, from William Wallace to the Presbyterian Lords of the Covenant, laid the foundations for "the Scottish miracle". Herman shows how a remarkable circle of 18th-century Scottish thinkers, including David Hume and Adam Smith, ...

The Scottish Enlightenment: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World 2003, Fourth Estate, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781841152769

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The Scottish Enlightenment: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World 2002, Fourth Estate Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781841152752

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