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  1. Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
    Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke
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  2. Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

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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 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 overturns the conventional picture of a partisan of tradition against progress and presents a multifaceted portrait of one of the most captivating figures in eighteenth-century life and thought. 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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Richard Bourke
Edition Unstated
Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press
9 halftones. 1 table. 2 maps.
9 halftones. 1 table. 2 maps.
Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

A brilliant review and analysis of the works of one of history's great political minds.

This is a book for those interested in such diverse political situations in the 18th century as revolutionary France, India under the East India Company, America's independence, and Ireland under the thumb of protestant England. These all have clear echos to the present day.

Professor Richard Bourke, the author, is a scholar of the highest level. The detailed knowledge mined in order to write "Empire & Revolution" is impressive to this reader. It will win prizes.

Caution: This is not a comprehensive biography: it does not explore Edmund Burke's personal life.
Be patient;reread;underline;review and toil;an amazing portrait of a man of genius: Edmund Burke, the writer who every undergraduate has read especially as the writer of the French Revolution.
Assiduous and lucid elucidation of Burkes philosophy, puzzling to many, against the history from which it was developed. Great work!
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