How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It

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Three Rivers Press, 2001 - 472 ページ
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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During a school exchange to McCook, Nebraska, in the early 90s, my wife was asked whether they had television in Scotland. ‘We invented it,’ she frowned. Admittedly at the time this was somewhat ... レビュー全文を読む

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The title of this book promises a lot and, as a Scot myself, I came to it predisposed to believe the author's contentions. Yes, Scots were influential thinkers in the Enlightenment period and yes ... レビュー全文を読む

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Preface
1
THIRTEEN
2
PART ONE Epiphany
13
THREE The Proper Study of Mankind I
62
PART TWO Diaspora
229
Scots Liberals and Reform
267
ELEVEN The Last Minstrel Sir Walter Scott
291
Scots in Science and Industry
320
FOUIRTEEN
345
Sources and Guide for Further Reading
431
Acknowledgments
451
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ARTHUR HERMAN, author of The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy: Reexamining the Life and Legacy of America’s Most Hated Senator, received his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University. He is the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian Institution, an associate professor of history at George Mason University, and a consulting historical editor for Time-Life Books. He lives in Washington, D.C.


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