Reflections on the Revolution in France: A Critical Edition

Reflections on the Revolution in France: A Critical Edition

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by Edmund Burke
     
 


The French Revolution is a defining moment in world history, and usually it has been approached by English-speaking readers through the picture painted of it by Edmund Burke, whose book is a classic work in a range of fields from history through political science to literature. Alone among recent versions, this edition reprints the text of the first edition of… See more details below

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The French Revolution is a defining moment in world history, and usually it has been approached by English-speaking readers through the picture painted of it by Edmund Burke, whose book is a classic work in a range of fields from history through political science to literature. Alone among recent versions, this edition reprints the text of the first edition of 1790, and shows how Burke amended it as his knowledge of the Revolution deepened.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804742054
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
956,647
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface
Introduction: Edmund Burke: The Political Actor Thinking
Reflections on the Revolution in France3
Rethinking Reflections on the Revolution in France211
Edmund Burke: Prophet Against the Tyranny of the Politics of Theory213
Edmund Burke and the Literary Cabal: A Tale of Two Enlightenments233
Why American Constitutionalism Worked248
Democracy, Social Science, and Rationality, Reflections on Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France268
Suggested Readings291
Glossary-Index293

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