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Crowded with genius

the Scottish enlightenment : Edinburgh"s moment of the mind

by James Buchan

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intellectual life,
  • Enlightenment,
  • Schotse School,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Discusses the key events and individuals of eighteenth-century Edinburgh"s transition from a poverty-stricken, religiously fanatical city to a hotspot of innovation and culture.

    Edition Notes

    StatementJames Buchan
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA890.E2 B82 2003b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 436 p. :
    Number of Pages436
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24740505M
    ISBN 100060558881
    ISBN 109780060558888
    LC Control Number2003062454
    OCLC/WorldCa52962979

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In Crowded with Genius, James Buchan, himself a Scot with a strong attachment to this history, beautifully reconstructs the intimate geographic scale and boundless intellectual milieu of Enlightenment Edinburgh.

Buchan is a contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the New York Observer, and a former foreign correspondent for the /5(2). In the early eighteenth century, Edinburgh was a filthy backwater town synonymous with poverty and disease. Yet by century's end, it had become the marvel of modern Europe, home to the finest minds of the day and their breathtaking innovations in architecture, politics, science, the arts, and econom.

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Read October, Buchan's book explores that crucial moment when Edinburgh became the crucible for the formation of the modern temper. It is a startling story indeed: how a dingy, dirty, provincial backwater suddenly glowed incadescent and, in a period of less than half a century, hosted notables—David.

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HarperCollins $ (p) ISBN Buy this book. A lively portrait of the city once called the “Athens of the north”—and for good reason. As English novelist and journalist Buchan (Frozen Desire: The Meaning of Money,etc.) writes, the Edinburgh of was “inconvenient, dirty, old-fashioned, alcoholic, quarrelsome, and poor.”Then came the Battle of Culloden Moor, which has been called the last fight of the medieval era, and.

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