Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

Crowded with Genius: Edinburgh, 1745-1789

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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 economics—all of which continue to echo loudly today.

Adam Smith penned The Wealth of Nations. James Boswell produced The Life of Samuel Johnson. Alongside them, pioneers such… (more)

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Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Collection: HarperCollins e-books

Format: EPUB

File size: 1.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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