Reflections on the Revolution in France: A Critical Edition

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März 2002



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.


Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Bibliography; Reflections on the revolution in France; Preface; Part I. The English Constitution and the Revolution of 1688: Part II. The French Revolution: Part III. English Society: Part IV. Contrasting Principles of the French Revolution: Part V. French Society before the Revolution: Part VI. The Expropriation of the French Church: Part VII. The proceedings of the National Assembly: Conclusion; Appendices; Index.


J. C. D. Clark is the author of several books, including "English Society, 1660-1832" and "The Language of Literature, 1660-1832."


'Providing a fresh perspective on a much-studied classic, Clark's edition is both innovative and informative. The first modern edition to reprint the text of the first edition of the Reflections, it brings readers closer to the historic document published on November 1, 1790, relegating Burke's afterthoughts to an appendix. It is also the first edition in English to take the Reflections seriously as a book about what was happening in France, its ample annotation providing an authoritative guide to its historical context. This volume should become the starting point for serious study of the Reflections.' F. P. Lock, Queen's University
EAN: 9780804742054
ISBN: 0804742057
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 448 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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