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Bolingbroke's Political Writings : The Conservative Enlightenment - Bernard Cottret

Bolingbroke's Political Writings

The Conservative Enlightenment

By: Bernard Cottret (Editor)

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Published: 4th August 1997
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In turn, Tory minister, Jacobite renegade, English philosopher and anti-minister, Bolingbroke has elicited mixed reactions from his compatriots, both contemporaries and historians. In this book, Bernard Cottret discusses his political writings in the context of contemporary thought in England and France. His analyses of "A Dissertation upon Parties" and "The Idea of a Patriot King" are supported by a full reprint of the texts making available these significant documents of mid-18th-century political thought.

Introduction: Bolingbroke, or the Conservative Enlightenment
Death of a Philosopher: Bolingbroke's Last Trick
Great Expectations: Bolingbroke and the Extinction of Party Politics
The Swan's Song: A Patriot King or None!
A Dissertation upon Parties
The Idea of a Patriot King
Appendix
Chronology
Table: Skeleton Genealogy of the St Johns
Index
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ISBN: 9780333598870
ISBN-10: 0333598873
Series: Studies in Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 4th August 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.72
Edition Number: 1