Reflections on the Revolution in France (Great Books in Philosophy Series) / Edition 1

Reflections on the Revolution in France (Great Books in Philosophy Series) / Edition 1

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by Edmund Burke
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0879754117

ISBN-13: 9780879754112

Pub. Date: 04/28/1987

Publisher: Prometheus Books

As eighteenth-century Europe sizzled with revolutionary fervor fanned by the flames of the newly won freedom of the British colonies in America, one of the few lone voices of conservative government was that of Edmund Burke. He focused his keen eye on the social and political ramifications of egalitarianism and what its dissemination in France might mean for the

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As eighteenth-century Europe sizzled with revolutionary fervor fanned by the flames of the newly won freedom of the British colonies in America, one of the few lone voices of conservative government was that of Edmund Burke. He focused his keen eye on the social and political ramifications of egalitarianism and what its dissemination in France might mean for the future of the liberty, order, and political tradition that had served the Continent so well. His statement and defense of conservative principles against the onslaught of social liberation has carved for him a special place in the history of political theory.

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ISBN-13:
9780879754112
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
04/28/1987
Series:
Great Books in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
253
Product dimensions:
5.36(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.56(d)

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Reflections on the Revolution in France 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
MasterHistory More than 1 year ago
Burke offers very persuasive arguments against the events of the French Revolution. What history claims as the greatest revolution of all time, Burke portrays as a horrific perversion of social liberation, offering the reader a view from another perspective. This is definitely a must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago