The Enlightenment & the book

Scottish authors & their publishers in eighteenth-century Britain, Ireland, & America

By Sher, Richard B.

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ISBN
978-0-22675-252-5
Publisher
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.


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Reviewed on March 15, 2007

In 1757, when philosopher David Hume boasted that the Scots were "the People most distinguish'd for Literature in Europe," he was undoubtedly pitching it a bit strong. But as Sher (Church and University in the Scottish Enlightenment ) notes in his conclusion to this mammoth and definitive work, "less than fifty years later that boast had considerably more merit than most contemporaries might have thought possible when it was fi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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