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The Scottish Enlightenment - The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (Paperback, New Ed) Loot Price: R233 Discovery Miles 2 330 You Save: R60 (20%)
The Scottish Enlightenment - The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (Paperback, New Ed): Arthur Herman
The Scottish Enlightenment - The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (Paperback, New Ed): Arthur Herman

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The Scottish Enlightenment - The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (Paperback, New Ed)

Arthur Herman

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"Herman's book tells an exciting story with gusto. Entertaining and illuminating."
JENNY UGLOW, 'Sunday Times'

Arthur Herman argues that Scotland's turbulent history, from William Wallace to the Presbyterian Lords of the Covenant, laid the foundations for 'the Scottish miracle'. Within one hundred years, the nation that began the eighteenth century dominated by the harsh and repressive Scottish Kirk had evolved into Europe's most literate society, producing an idea of modernity that has shaped much of civilisation as we know it. He follows the lives and work of thinkers such as Adam Smith and David Hume, writers such as Burns and Boswell, as well as architects, technicians and inventors, and traces their legacy into the twentieth century. Written with wit, erudition and clarity, 'The Scottish Enlightenment' claims the Scot's rightful place in the history of the western world.

"Stimulating. A work which deserves to be bought by any interested reader."
NOEL MALCOLM, 'Sunday Telegraph'

"Compulsively readable."
PAUL HENDERSON, 'Sunday Herald'

"A sparkling book. Herman argues his case with an impressive accumulation of evidence."
'New Statesman'

"Herman carries his thesis off with brio."
ARNOLD KEMP, 'Observer'

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Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 2003
Authors: Arthur Herman
Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 30mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 454
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-84115-276-9
Barcode: 9781841152769
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > History of ideas, intellectual history
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Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > General
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > General
LSN: 1-84115-276-5

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