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The portable Edmund Burke /
edited with an introduction by Isaac Kramnick.
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New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999.
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xliii, 573 p. ; 20 cm.
ISBN
0140267603 (pbk.)
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New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 1999.
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0140267603 (pbk.)
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3149402
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Edmund Burke was sympathetic to the American colonies and the Irish Catholics, but a fervent enemy of the French Revolution. This anthology presents selections from Burke's writings and speeches.
Main Description
The intellectual wellspring of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England and Ireland; his indictment of the English rape of the Indian subcontinent; and, most famously, his denouncement of English Jacobin sympathizers during the French Revolution. The Portable Edmund Burke is the fullest one- volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts from his letters and an informative Introduction surveying Burke's life, ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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The intellectual wellspring of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England and Ireland; his indictment of the English rape of the Indian subcontinent; and, most famously, his denouncement of English Jacobin sympathizers during the French Revolution.The Portable Edmund Burke is the fullest one- volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts from his letters and an informative Introduction surveying Burke's life, ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Unpaid Annotation
The intellectual wellspring of modern political convervatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England and Ireland; his indictment of the English rape of the Indian subcontinent; and, most famously, his denouncement of English Jacobin sympathizers during the French Revolution.The Portable Edmund Burke is the fullest one-volume survey of Burke's thought, with sections devoted to his writings on history and culture, politics and society, the American Revolution, Ireland, colonialism and India, and the French Revolution. This volume also includes excerpts from his letters and an informative Introduction surveying Burke's life, ideas, and his reception and influence in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Selections
Culture and History
The Reformerp. 3
A Notebook of Edmund Burkep. 14
A Vindication of Natural Societyp. 29
A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origins of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautifulp. 63
Fragment - An Essay Towards and History of the Laws of Englandp. 82
Book Reviews in the Annual Registerp. 90
Speech on the Repeal of the Marriage Actp. 94
Speeches on Religious Establishment and Tolerationp. 98
Politics and Society
Thoughts on the Present Discontentsp. 13
Speech on the Middlesex Electionsp. 15
Speech at Mr. Burke's Arrival in Bristolp. 15
Speech on Economical Reformp. 15
Speech on a Bill for Shortening the Duration of Parliamentsp. 163
Speech on a Committee to Inquire into the State of the Representation of the Commons in Parliamentp. 174
Sketch of a Negro Codep. 183
Thoughts and Details on Scarcityp. 194
A Letter to a Noble Lordp. 213
America and Revolution
An Account of the European Settlements in Americap. 233
Observations on a Late Publication Entitled "The Present State of the Nation"p. 246
Speech on American Taxationp. 254
Speech on Conciliation with the Coloniesp. 259
Address to the British Colonists in North Americap. 274
A Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol on the Affairs of Americap. 282
Ireland and Catholicism
Tract on the Popery Lawsp. 295
Address at Bristol on the Gordon Riots and the Catholic Questionp. 310
A Letter to a Peer of Ireland on the Penal Laws Against Irish Catholicsp. 326
Letter to Sir Hercules Langrishep. 330
A Letter to Richard Burke, Esq., on Protestant Ascendancy in Irelandp. 348
A Letter to William Smith, Esq., on the Subject of Catholic Emancipationp. 356
India and Colonialism
Speech on Mr. Fox's East India Billp. 363
Speech on the Nabob of Arcot's Debtp. 378
Speeches on the Impeachment of Warren Hastingsp. 388
The French Revolution
Speech on the Army Estimatesp. 409
Reflections on the Revolution in Francep. 416
An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigsp. 474
Thoughts on French Affairsp. 499
Letter to a Member of the National Assemblyp. 507
Letters on a Regicide Peacep. 517
Selected Letters
To the Duke of Richmondp. 533
To William Burgh, Esqp. 534
To the Marquis of Rockinghamp. 536
To Mons. Dupontp. 541
The Philip Francis, Esqp. 550
To Captain Mercerp. 553
To Chevalier de la Bintinnayep. 556
To William Weddell, Esqp. 557
To William Elliotp. 569
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