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Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France : Texts in Culture - John Whale

Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

Texts in Culture

By: John Whale (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 2013
ISBN: 9780719057878
Number Of Pages: 240

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First published in 1790 Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France initiated a debate not only about the nature of the unprecedented historical events taking place across the channel, but about the very identity of the British state and its people. It has subsequently been appropriated by a variety of conservative and liberal thinkers and has played a major role in our understanding of the relationship between rhetoric, aesthetics and politics.

In this volume, leading Burke scholars offer new and challenging essays which allow us to reconsider the historical context in which Reflections on the Revolution in France was written. The essays consider its reception, its engagements in the discourses of nationalism and toleration, its legacy to English and Irish writers of the Romantic period and its impact within our contemporary cultural and critical theory. The volume demonstrates a range of interdisciplinary critical methods and cultural perspectives from which to read Burke's most famous work.

This volume will be the ideal companion to Burke's Reflections for all students of literature, history, politics and Irish studies.

Introduction
Rhetoric and Representation in Burke's Reflections
Between Burke and the Union
Burke, Popular Opinion and The Problem of a Counter-Revolutionary Public Sphere
Cementing the Nation
Burke, Toland, Toleration
Reflections on the Act of Union
Reflections and Correspondences
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ISBN: 9780719057878
ISBN-10: 0719057876
Series: Texts in Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 2013
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Type: New edition