Reflections on the Revolution in France

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141907886

Category: History

Page: 416

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Burke's seminal work was written during the early months of the French Revolution, and it predicted with uncanny accuracy many of its worst excesses, including the Reign of Terror. A scathing attack on the revolution's attitudes to existing institutions, property and religion, it makes a cogent case for upholding inherited rights and established customs, argues for piecemeal reform rather than revolutionary change - and deplores the influence Burke feared the revolution might have in Britain. Reflections on the Revolution in France is now widely regarded as a classic statement of conservative political thought, and is one of the eighteenth century's great works of political rhetoric.
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Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 28)

Author: F. P. Lock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135026548

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France is one of the major texts in the western intellectual tradition. This book describes Burke’s political and intellectual world, stressing the importance of the idea of ‘property’ in Burke’s thought. It then focuses more closely on Burke’s personal and political situation in the late 1780s to explain how the Reflections came to be written. The central part of the study discusses the meaning and interpretation of the work. In the last part of the book the author surveys the pamphlet controversy which the Reflections generated, paying particular attention to the most famous of the replies, Tom Paine’s Rights of Man. It also examines the subsequent reputation of the Reflections from the 1790s to the modern day, noting how often Burke has fascinated even writers who have disliked his politics.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France and Other Writings

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0375712534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1086

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Reprint of 1910 edition of: Reflections on the revolution in France published by Everyman's Library. Along with 2015 selection of other writings.
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Revolutionary Writings

Reflections on the Revolution in France and the First Letter on a Regicide Peace

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107728959

Category: Political Science

Page: 450

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Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France was the first sustained theoretical critique of the French Revolution; and is now recognised as the classic statement of modern conservatism. Reflections surveys the British political culture of traditionalism, gradualism and deference, and contrasts it with the French Revolutionaries' programme of appeal to abstract right, transformational change and popular agency. Ultimately Burke advocated a counterrevolutionary war and the restoration of the French monarchy. This accessible new edition brings together for the first time Burke's first and last published thoughts on the revolution including as it does the first Letter on a Regicide Peace; a work that has contributed to a particular view of international society. Featuring a comprehensive introduction and extensive annotations, Iain Hampsher-Monk's edition helps readers new to Burke to better understand the historical, political and philosophical context behind his writings, and the significance of contemporary and classical allusions.
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Further Reflections on the Revolution in France

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865970984

Category: History

Page: 343

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A selected collection of Burke's later writings on the French Revolution, illuminating important dimensions of Burke's political and social philosophy beyond his Reflections on the revolution in France.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France

And on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that Event

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: N.A

Category: France

Page: 400

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Published in 1790, two years before the start of the Terror, this work offered a remarkably prescient view of the chaos that lay ahead. A classic of political science and a cornerstone of modern conservative thought, it articulates a defense of property, religion, and traditional values that resonates with modern readers.
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Maistre: Considerations on France

Author: Joseph de Maistre,Richard A. Lebrun,Isaiah Berlin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521466288

Category: History

Page: 132

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Joseph de Maistre's Considerations on France (1797) is the best known French equivalent of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. The work of the self-exiled Maistre presents a providential interpretation of the French Revolution and argues for a new alliance of throne and altar under a restored Bourbon monarchy. Although Maistre's influence within France was delayed until the Restoration, he is now acknowledged as the most eloquent spokesperson for continental conservatism. This edition features an Introduction by Isaiah Berlin.
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Enemies of the Enlightenment

The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity

Author: Darrin M. McMahon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881294

Category: History

Page: 288

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Critics have long treated the most important intellectual movement of modern history--the Enlightenment--as if it took shape in the absence of opposition. In this groundbreaking new study, Darrin McMahon demonstrates that, on the contrary, contemporary resistance to the Enlightenment was a major cultural force, shaping and defining the Enlightenment itself from the moment of inception, while giving rise to an entirely new ideological phenomenon-what we have come to think of as the "Right." McMahon skillfully examines the Counter-Enlightenment, showing that it was an extensive, international, and thoroughly modern affair.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. in a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. by the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. the Second Edition

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379743248

Category:

Page: 366

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T046575 The relevant press figures for identification of this impression are p. 4: 2; p. 116 has no press figure; and p. 354: 0. Todd notes variant press figures of undetermined order: p. 15: either a or o; p. 28: either x or none; and p. 340: 6 or none. London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. iv,356p.; 8°
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Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770482237

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Advocating equality, meritocracy, and social responsibility in plain language, Thomas Paine galvanized tens of thousands of readers and changed the framework of political discourse with this text. He was tried and convicted for sedition by the British government for publishing Rights of Man, Part Two but his direct style and provocative ideas were hugely influential. This edition situates Rights of Man within the discussion of the French Revolution in Britain and enables readers to understand the broader political debates of the 1790s. Appendices include responses to the French Revolution, Paine’s response to the Proclamation that declared his writing seditious, contemporary political philosophy by Richard Price and Edmund Burke, and cartoons satirizing Paine and his views.
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Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to That Event. in a Letter Intended to Have Been Sent to a Gentleman in Paris. by the Right Honourable Edmund Burke. the Fourth Edition

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions

ISBN: 9781379743255

Category:

Page: 370

View: 9766

The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ British Library T046577 London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1790. iv,364p.; 8°
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The English Jacobins, reformers in late 18th century England

Author: Carl B. Cone

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412843626

Category: History

Page: 248

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The English Jacobins is a full-scale study of the English reformers of the late eighteenth century, called ""Jacobins"" by their enemies who feared a repetition of the radical excesses of revolutionary France. Cone describes the rise of reform organizations during the controversy in Parliament over John Wilkes, who attempted to blow up Parliament in the 1760s, and he charts the progress of these organizations until they were disbanded, temporarily, after the sedition trials of 1794. Analyzing the goals and accomplishments of the reformers, Cone stresses that they worked for constitutional and civil not social or economic changes. The reformers were, in fact, more interested in restoring ""Anglo-Saxon"" liberties and the benefits of the Glorious Revolution of 1688 than in carrying out the ideas of Rousseau or borrowing from the example of the Paris Commune. If there were foreign influences on the English radicals, these were provided by former American colonists who had used committees of correspondence and constituent assemblies to such good effect against the monarchy. Cone considers the fluctuating fortunes of the reformers. At various times the radicals had important allies in Parliament, like Charles James Fox and William Pitt, and included in their number such accomplished figures as Richard Price, the moral philosopher, and Joseph Priestley, the chemist, as well as dissenting ministers. The ""Jacobins"" achieved their greatest publicity when Tom Paine replied to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France with his own Rights of Man and in the pamphlet war that followed. This intriguing work connects The American Revolution with the British Reform Movement, while documenting an important period in British history.
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