The Political Writings of the 1790s

The Political Writings of the 1790s

by Gregory Claeys
     
 
Largely instigated by Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790), the French Revolution provoked a fierce political debate in Britain. Equally divided between reform and loyalist literature, this collection reprints over 100 contributions to the debate.

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Largely instigated by Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790), the French Revolution provoked a fierce political debate in Britain. Equally divided between reform and loyalist literature, this collection reprints over 100 contributions to the debate.

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The largest collection of this literature ever assembled, the present edition contains 128 titles comprising over 8,500 pages of original texts, and charts the course of British political debate about the nature and meaning of the French Revolution from 1790 until the end of the decade. The focus is principally on the years 1791-95, when the bulk of pamphlets, books, sermons, and broadsides which focused on issues raised by the Revolution appeared. Four of the eight volumes reprint responses to the great tracts of the period, Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Paine's Rights of Man. The remaining four volumes are divided equally between reformist and loyalist texts. Annotation is generally minimal. While the volumes are available individually, there is a fine general introduction by editor Claeys in Volume 1, and the consolidated index concludes Volume 8. Distributed in the US by Ashgate. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851963201
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/21/1995
Pages:
3536
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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