Edmund Burkes Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Pub. Date: 2013-03-31
Publisher(s): Manchester University Press
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In this volume, leading Burke scholars offer new and challenging essays which allow us to reconsider the historical context in whichReflections on the Revolution in Francewas written, its reception, its engagement in the discourses of nationalism and toleration, its legacy to English and Irish writers of the Romantic period, and its impact within our contemporary cultural and critical theory. The volume demonstrates a range of interdisciplinary critical methods and cultural perspectives from which to read Burke's most famous work.

Author Biography

John Whale is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at the University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Series introduction page vii
Acknowledgements ix
Abbreviations x
Chronology xi
John Whale
Rhetoric and representation in Burke's Reflections
F. P. Lock
The Reflections refracted: the critical reception of Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France during the early 1790s
Gregory Claeys
Between Burke and the union: reflections on PRO: CO 904/2
W. J. McCormack
Burke, popular opinion, and the problem of a counter-revolutionary public sphere
Kevin Gilmartin
Cementing the nation: Burke's Reflections on nationalism and national identity
Tom Furniss
Burke, Toland, toleration: the politics of prejudice, speculation and naturalization
Susan Manly
Reflections on the Act of Union
Claire Connolly
Reflections and correspondences: the unfamiliarity of Burke's familiar letter
Angela Keane
Notes on contributors 219(2)
Select bibliography 221(2)
Index 223

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