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The Resource Empire & revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke, Richard Bourke

Empire & revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke, Richard Bourke

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Empire & revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke
Title
Empire & revolution
Title remainder
the political life of Edmund Burke
Statement of responsibility
Richard Bourke
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Empire and revolution
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eng
Summary
Edmund Burke (1730-97) lived during one of the most extraordinary periods of world history. He grappled with the significance of the British Empire in India, fought for reconciliation with the American colonies, and was a vocal critic of national policy during three European wars. He also advocated reform in Britain, pressed for constitutional change in Ireland, and became a central protagonist in the great debate on the French Revolution. Drawing on the complete range of printed and manuscript sources, 'Empire and Revolution' offers a vivid reconstruction of the major concerns of this outstanding statesman, orator, and philosopher. In restoring Burke to his original political and intellectual context, this book strips away the accumulated distortions that have marked the reception of his ideas. In the process, it overturns the conventional picture of a partisan of tradition against progress. In place of the image of a backward-looking opponent of popular rights, it presents a multifaceted portrait of one of the most captivating figures in eighteenth-century life and thought. While Burke was a passionately energetic statesman, he was also a deeply original thinker. 'Empire and Revolution' depicts him as a philosopher-in-action who evaluated the political realities of the day through the lens of Enlightenment thought, variously drawing on the ideas of such figures as Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Hume. A boldly ambitious work of scholarship, this book challenges us to rethink the legacy of Burke and the turbulent era in which he played so pivotal a role.--
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individual biography
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Bourke, Richard
Dewey number
328.41092
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Statesmen
  • Political scientists
  • Great Britain
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Empire & revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke, Richard Bourke
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Reason and prejudice: early formation, 1730-1750 -- The Blackwater, Ballitore, Trinity, and the reformer -- Part II. Antinomianism and enlightenment: intellectual formation, 1750-1765 -- Natural society and natural religion, 1750-1756 -- The philosophical enquiry: science of the passions, 1757 -- Conquest and assimilation, 1757-1765 -- Part III. Party, sovereignty and empire, 1765-1774 -- Party, popularity and dissent: Britain and Ireland, 1765-1774 -- Collision with the colonies, 1765-1774 -- A revolution in ideas: the Indian empire, 1766-1774 -- Part IV. Conquest, conciliation and representation, 1774-1785 -- Representation and reform: Britain and Ireland, 1774-1784 -- Consent and conciliation: America, 1774-1783 -- A dreadful state of things: Madras and Bengal, 1777-1785 -- Part V. Whiggism, Jacobinism, Indianism and ascendancy, 1785-1797 -- The advent of crisis: Britain, India and France, 1785-1790 -- The opening of the Hastings Impeachment, 1786-1788 -- The great primaeval contract: reflections on the revolution in France, 1790 -- Whig principles and Jacobin dogma, 1791-1793 -- The pursuit of Hastings, 1788-1796 -- Revolutionary crescendo: Britain, Ireland and France, 1793-1797 -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17750751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 1001 pages
Isbn
9780691145112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904713007
Label
Empire & revolution : the political life of Edmund Burke, Richard Bourke
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 -- Part I. Reason and prejudice: early formation, 1730-1750 -- The Blackwater, Ballitore, Trinity, and the reformer -- Part II. Antinomianism and enlightenment: intellectual formation, 1750-1765 -- Natural society and natural religion, 1750-1756 -- The philosophical enquiry: science of the passions, 1757 -- Conquest and assimilation, 1757-1765 -- Part III. Party, sovereignty and empire, 1765-1774 -- Party, popularity and dissent: Britain and Ireland, 1765-1774 -- Collision with the colonies, 1765-1774 -- A revolution in ideas: the Indian empire, 1766-1774 -- Part IV. Conquest, conciliation and representation, 1774-1785 -- Representation and reform: Britain and Ireland, 1774-1784 -- Consent and conciliation: America, 1774-1783 -- A dreadful state of things: Madras and Bengal, 1777-1785 -- Part V. Whiggism, Jacobinism, Indianism and ascendancy, 1785-1797 -- The advent of crisis: Britain, India and France, 1785-1790 -- The opening of the Hastings Impeachment, 1786-1788 -- The great primaeval contract: reflections on the revolution in France, 1790 -- Whig principles and Jacobin dogma, 1791-1793 -- The pursuit of Hastings, 1788-1796 -- Revolutionary crescendo: Britain, Ireland and France, 1793-1797 -- Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17750751
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 1001 pages
Isbn
9780691145112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904713007

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