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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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This book was one of the alternatives for my TBR challenge. When I chose this book I chose it based on the title alone, and I should not have done that. What I thought this book would be about is the inventions of the Scots, the mechanical, electrical inventions.  What is was about was law, philosophy, and religion.

I did learn some very cool things, like that the Scots where the fist to insist that everyone no matter gender or class have an education. Farmers children would go to school with merchants children, anyone who could get the funding could go on to University.

Much of the book was focuses on David Hume and his cohorts. This is a well written book, that has been researched to the highest end. There were even some family names in there that I found quite exciting.

For any history buff this is a good read. One that I highly recommend.

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2 thoughts on “How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in it

  1. Yes, this one is on my “to read” list. I’ll get around to it some day!

    • I will tell you that it really helps me to do the TBR challenge. 12 books in 12 months, that way if other books come up it is not over whelming.

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