This indispensable introductory text considers how a cluster of key thinkers viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their time, covering the work of:
• Edmund Burke * Georg Hegel
• Thomas Paine * Alexis de Tocqueville
• Jeremy Bentham * Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Lively and approachable, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in modern history, political history or political thought.
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Table of Contents
Chronology.- Preface.- The Historical Context.- Modern Society and Modern Thought.- Edmund Burke.- Thomas Paine.- Jeremy Bentham.- Georg Hegel.- Alexis de Tocqueville.- Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.- Epilogue.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Index.
What People are Saying About This
A comprehensive, stimulating, well-written and scholarly but accessible account of the main strands of European political thinking between 1776 and 1848.' - Gregory Claeys, Royal Holloway University of London,
'The book is well written and informed. It is aimed primarily at undergraduate students taking courses in the history of ideas and political thought, but its style makes it accessible to a wider readership. Overall, the book achieves its objectives.' - Political Studies Review