Title How the Scots Invented the Modern World : The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it
Book Condition Very Good+ in Near Fine dust wrapper
Edition Seventh Printing
Size 392 pages
Publisher NY Crown Publishers 2001
0609606352 / 9780609606353
Seller ID 7136
Spine ends bumped, tiny spot on top page edge (not a remainder mark). Unclipped dust wrapper has faint edgewear. A very nice copy. ; 'Who formed the first modern nation?Who created the first literate society?Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism?The Scots.
Mention of Scotland and the Scots usually conjures up images of kilts, bagpipes, Scotch whisky, and golf.But as historian and author Arthur Herman demonstrates, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland earned the respect of the rest of the world for its crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education, medicine, commerce, and politics—contributions that have formed and nurtured the modern West ever since.'; 'A fascinating journey across the centuries of Scottish history. Herman lucidly summarizes the ideas, discoveries, and achievements that made this small country facing on the North Atlantic an inspiration and driving force in world history. Here is the untold story of how John Knox and the Church of Scotland laid the foundation for our modern idea of democracy; how the Scottish Enlightenment helped to inspire both the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution; and how thousands of Scottish immigrants left their homes to create the American frontier, the Australian outback, and the British Empire in India and Hong Kong.' Image is actual copy on offer.
Scotland Scots Modern Civilization History