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The Resource Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire, Daniel I. O'Neill

Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire, Daniel I. O'Neill

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Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire
Title
Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire
Statement of responsibility
Daniel I. O'Neill
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Edmund Burke, long considered modern conservatism's founding father, is also widely believed to be an opponent of empire. However, Daniel O'Neill turns that latter belief on its head. This fresh and innovative book shows that Burke was a passionate supporter and staunch defender of the British Empire in the eighteenth century, whether in the New World, India, or Ireland. Moreover--and against a growing body of contemporary scholarship that rejects the very notion that Burke was an exemplar of conservatism--O'Neill demonstrates that Burke's defense of empire was in fact ideologically consistent with his conservative opposition to the French Revolution. Burke's logic of empire relied on two opposing but complementary theoretical strategies: Ornamentalism, which stressed cultural similarities between "civilized" societies, as he understood them, and Orientalism, which stressed the putative cultural differences distinguishing "savage" societies from their "civilized" counterparts. This incisive book also shows that Burke's argument had lasting implications, as his development of these two justifications for empire prefigured later intellectual defenses of British imperialism"--
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1967-
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O'Neill, Daniel I.
Dewey number
325.32
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Berkeley series in British studies
Series volume
10
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Imperialism
  • Great Britain
Label
Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire, Daniel I. O'Neill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Edmund Burke's conservative logic of empire -- Burke and empire in context -- The new world -- India -- Ireland -- Conclusion: Ornamentalism, Orientalism, and the legacy of Burke's conservative logic of empire
Control code
FIEb17841823
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780520287839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922799492
Label
Edmund Burke and the conservative logic of empire, Daniel I. O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction : Edmund Burke's conservative logic of empire -- Burke and empire in context -- The new world -- India -- Ireland -- Conclusion: Ornamentalism, Orientalism, and the legacy of Burke's conservative logic of empire
Control code
FIEb17841823
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780520287839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)922799492

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