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Vindiciæ Gallicæ : defence of the French Revolution ; a critical edition /
James Mackintosh ; edited by Edmund Garratt.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
description
li, 183 p. : 1 ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230525393 (hbk.), 9780230525399 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
isbn
0230525393 (hbk.)
9780230525399 (hbk.)
general note
Originally published in 1791.
catalogue key
6498670
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-11-01:
The Vindiciae Gallicae (1791) of James Mackintosh, a Scottish Enlightenment physician, philosopher, and journalist, was among the most extensive, insightful, and influential replies that British sympathizers of the French Revolution produced in response to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790). Mackintosh makes use of Enlightenment concepts such as natural law and the general will in responding to Burke's condemnation of government based on abstract theory. He also turns Burke's invocation of English political history on its head, noting that Burke's objections to 1789 can also be turned against England's 1688 Glorious Revolution. Mackintosh further presents a defense of commerce and of the wisdom and good sense of the productive classes of society against Burke's elitist defense of the hereditary aristocracy. Edmund Garratt's preface and annotations are useful in situating Mackintosh's text in its historical context, noting in particular the author's intellectual debts to David Hume and Adam Smith. The result is an updated edition of a primary text that deserves a broader audience than it has hitherto reached; it could be productively juxtaposed to Burke's better-known work in courses on political theory and European history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. D. A. Harvey New College of Florida
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This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition and an appendix which includes the signficant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to the book in the late summer of 1791.
Description for Bookstore
This volume presents the fully annotated text of James Mackintosh'sVindicia Gallica(1791), with an extensive editor's introduction, and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made toVindicia Gallicain the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindiciae Gallicae (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l'etat de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindiciae Gallicae and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindiciae Gallicae in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindici+a Gallic+a (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l'etat de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindici+a Gallic+a and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindici+a Gallic+a in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindicia Gallica (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l'etat de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindicia Gallica and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindicia Gallica in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindici+ Gallic+ (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l'etat de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindici+ Gallic+ and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindici+ Gallic+ in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh'sVindiciæ Gallicæ(1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke'sReflections on the Revolution in Franceand Charles-Alexandre de Calonne'sDe l'état de la France. Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition ofVindiciæ Gallicæand an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made toVindiciæ Gallicæin the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindiciæ Gallicæ (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l'état de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindiciæ Gallicæ and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindiciæ Gallicæ in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintosh's Vindici Gallic (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonne's De l' tat de la France . Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editor's introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindici Gallic and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindici Gallic in the late summer of 1791.
Main Description
James Mackintoshs Vindiciae Gallicae (1791) was a brilliant reply to Edmund Burkes Reflections on the Revolution in France and Charles-Alexandre de Calonnes De letat de la France. Whig Opposition leader Charles James Fox rated it as the finest defence of the French Revolution. This edition offers an extensive editors introduction, a fully annotated text of the first edition of Vindiciae Gallicae and an appendix that includes the significant substantive revisions that Mackintosh made to Vindiciae Gallicae in the late summer of
Table of Contents
Introduction
The publication of James Mackintosh'sVindiciæ Gallicæ(1791)
The Scottish underpinning of Vindiciæ Gallicæ
Mackintosh's 'philosophical' history of the French Revolution
The defence of the National Assembly
The violence of the French Revolution
The defence of the new French Constitution of 1791
The defence of the principles of 1688
Mackintosh's revision of Vindiciæ Gallicæ
Note on the Text
Selected Reading
Vindiciæ Gallicæ
Appendix
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