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A war of ideas : British attitudes to the wars against revolutionary France, 1792-1802 /
Emma Vincent Macleod.
imprint
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, 1998.
description
viii, 240 p.
ISBN
1840146141 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Aldershot ; Brookfield, Vt. : Ashgate, 1998.
isbn
1840146141 (alk. paper)
general note
Originally presented as the author's thesis.
catalogue key
2368869
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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The responses of British people to the French Revolution has recently received considerable attention from historians. British commentators often expressed a sense of the novelty and scale of European wars which followed, yet their views on this conflict have not yet attracted such thorough examination. This book offers a wide-ranging exploration of the attitudes of various groups of British people to the conflict during the 1790's: the Government, their supporters and their opponents inside and outside Parliament, women, churchmen, and the broad mass of British public opinion. It presents the debate in England and Scotland provoked by the war both as the sequel to the French Revolution and as a distinct debate in itself. Emma Vincent Macleod argues that contemporaries saw this conflict as one of the first since the wars of religion to be significantly shaped by ideological hostility rather than solely by a struggle over strategic interests.
Bowker Data Service Summary
The responses of British people to the French Revolution have recently received considerable attention from historians. This book presents a wide-ranging exploration of the attitudes of various groups of the British population to the conflict.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Chronological Tablep. x
Introductionp. 1
Edmund Burke and the War Against the French Revolutionp. 9
Government Attitudes: The Pitt Administration and George IIIp. 30
Loyalists and War Crusadersp. 65
The Opposition to the War (I): The Foxite Whigsp. 90
The Opposition to the War (II): Radicals and Friends of Peacep. 114
Churchmen: Political Preaching, Patriotism and Pacifismp. 135
Women at War: British Women and the Debate on the Wars Against Revolutionary Francep. 158
The Voice of the People? Public Opinion and the Wars Against Revolutionary Francep. 179
Conclusionp. 201
Bibliographyp. 207
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