How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It
Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics - contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since. This book is not just about Scotland - it is an exciting account of the origins of the modern world. No one who takes this incredible historical trek will ever view the Scots - or the modern West - in the same way again.
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This is a cheeky, lively book, revealing the advantages of the earliest application of the policy of universal public education. The style is carried on successfully though I got rather more about the ... Read full review
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I have a Scottish friend who is always quick to point out how the Scots are behind all the great advances in history, so it was little surprise that he recommended "How the Scots invented the modern ... Read full review
PART ONE Epiphany
THREE The Proper Study of Mankind I
PART TWO Diaspora
Scots Liberals and Reform
ELEVEN The Last Minstrel Sir Walter Scott
Scots in Science and Industry
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