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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World
Richard J. FinlayRichard J. Finlay

In the second half of the eighteenth century, Scotland experienced a profound transformation that would witness the nation change from an agrarian and undeveloped society into one that was increasingly urban and industrial. Furthermore, it would produce a number of world-class thinkers who would elevate the reputation of Scotland in the republic of letters. Social, economic, and intellectual changes were all interlinked.... ...

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