French Revolution Debate in Britain: The Origins of Modern Politics

French Revolution Debate in Britain: The Origins of Modern Politics

by Gregory Claeys
     
 

ISBN-10: 0333626478

ISBN-13: 9780333626474

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Gregory Claeys explores the reception of the French Revolution in Britain through the medium of its leading interpreters. Claeys argues that the major figures--Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and John Thelwall--collectively laid the foundations for political debate for the following century, and longer.  See more details below

Overview

Gregory Claeys explores the reception of the French Revolution in Britain through the medium of its leading interpreters. Claeys argues that the major figures--Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and John Thelwall--collectively laid the foundations for political debate for the following century, and longer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333626474
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
British History in Perspective Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Chronology
• Introduction: The Origins of Modern Political Discourse
• Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and the Origins of Conservatism
• Thomas Paine: Rights of Man (1791-2) and the Origins of Radicalism
• Mary Wollstonecraft: Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) and the Origins of Feminism
• The Spectre of 'Levelling': Loyalists and Paineites, c.1791-5
• Varieties of Whiggism: Fox, Sheridan and the Whig Party, 1791-3
• William Godwin: Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) and the Origins of Philisophical Anarchism
• John Thelwall and the Rights of Labour
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Reading List: Major Figures
• Index

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