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The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights: A History of Liberty and Freedom from the Ancient Celts to the New Millennium (Paperback)
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The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights: A History of Liberty and Freedom from the Ancient Celts to the New Millennium (Paperback)

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Paperback 448 Pages / Published: 02/03/2004
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The Scottish Invention of America, Democracy and Human Rights is a history of liberty from 1300 BC to 2004 AD. The book traces the history of the philosophy and fight for freedom from the ancient Celts to the medieval Scots to the Scottish Enlightenment to the creation of America. The work contends that the roots of liberty originated in the radical political thought of the ancient Celts, the Scots' struggle for freedom, John Duns Scotus and the Scottish declaration of independence (Arbroath, 1320) that were the primary basis of the American Declaration of Independence and the modern human rights movement.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761827917
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 576 g
Dimensions: 204 x 153 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
All those interested in the intellectual history of democracy in general, and the development of 'consent' in particular, will find this book to be both important and indispensable. This is a monograph destined to be an integral part of the historiography of Western liberalism, notions of democracy, and the role of individual freedom. -- Dr. Michael J. Eula * Amazon.Com *
Any lover of freedom will find this a 'must have' book. It is refreshing writing that offers new insights regarding our freedom-as individuals and as a nation. Any serious Scottish student will have a wonderful time with this book. The authors have done all of us a favor by writing it, so do yourself one and purchase it! Klieforth and Munro have included a masterful fifty-page chronology of Celtic, Scottish, and American events. That in itself is worth the price of a good book, and this one fits that description. You will spend many enjoyable hours with this publication. -- Frank R. Shaw * Family Tree Magazine *

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