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The writings and speeches of Edmund Burke. Vol. 7, India : the Hastings trial, 1789-1794 [electronic resource] /
general editor, Paul Langford ; textual editor for the writings, William B. Todd.
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981-<2000 >
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1 v. : map
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019820809X (Cloth)
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981-<2000 >
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019820809X (Cloth)
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Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
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7369833
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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A first-rate production. The work is handsomely bound, the paper of good quality, the notes are at the foot of the page, and there is an absolute minimum of printing errors. In addition, P.J. Marshall, the editor of this as well as the other volumes on India, has done an equally fine job of editing and annotating the various individual works, setting their contexts, and providing a brief but extremely useful and interesting introduction to the whole.
'A first-rate production. The work is handsomely bound, the paper of good quality, the notes are at the foot of the page, and there is an absolute minimum of printing errors. In addition, P.J. Marshall, the editor of this as well as the other volumes on India, has done an equally fine job ofediting and annotating the various individual works, setting their contexts, and providing a brief but extremely useful and interesting introduction to the whole.'James Conniff, San Diego State University, H-Net Book Review
'As in the previous volumes, the editing is thorough, precise and of a most scholarly nature, without being intrusive. The introduction has all the authority and lucidity which one has come to expect from the editor.'BJECS 24.2
As one expects from Professor Marshall, this volume is very well produced. Marshall's general introduction and detailed introductory remarks at the beginning of each section are scholarly and eloquent. The explanatory footnotes offer a rich context for Burke's writings and speeches.
'As one expects from Professor Marshall, this volume is very well produced. Marshall's general introduction and detailed introductory remarks at the beginning of each section are scholarly and eloquent. The explanatory footnotes offer a rich context for Burke's writings and speeches.'Jon E. Wilson, Kings College London, Reviews in History
'impeccably edited.'English Historical Review, June 01
In the early writings and speeches in this volume, Burke raises the question of what legal standards should be applied in an impeachment trial. Students of American politics, and those interested in the Nixon and Clinton impeachment debates, will find much here to fascinate them.
'In the early writings and speeches in this volume, Burke raises the question of what legal standards should be applied in an impeachment trial. Students of American politics, and those interested in the Nixon and Clinton impeachment debates, will find much here to fascinate them.'James Conniff, San Diego State University, H-Net Book Review
Marshall's introductory essay is especially valuable because it does a masterful job of setting the stage for the included Burkean works ... and interesting introduction to the whole.
'Marshall's introductory essay is especially valuable because it does a masterful job of setting the stage for the included Burkean works. and interesting introduction to the whole.'James Conniff, San Diego State University, H-Net Book Review
Professor Marshall has performed an invaluable service to the scholarly community for which one must pay tribute ... its publication will offer possibility of important reinterpretations of the role of Burke, and of Empire, within the development of British political thought.
'Professor Marshall has performed an invaluable service to the scholarly community for which one must pay tribute ... its publication will offer possibility of important reinterpretations of the role of Burke, and of Empire, within the development of British political thought.'Jon E. Wilson, Kings College London, Reviews in History
The material is beautifully presented, the exemplary editing is unobtrusive, and the introduction sets the scene very effectively .
The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke is rather like a good many speeches of the great Whig orator himself - a notable achievement of stamina, of scholarship and of command over detail.
'"The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke" is rather like a good many speeches of the great Whig orator himself - a notable achievement of stamina, of scholarship and of command over detail.'English Historical Review, June 01
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This volume continues the story of Edmund Burke, the Rockingham party in British politics, and the American crisis. It includes his proposals for conciliation with America, as well as his celebrated speeches on economical reform.
Long Description
This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's Indian Writings and Speeches which is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts. Indeed many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time. The volume includes a key speech which introduced one of the main charges in the trial of Warren Hastings on an impeachment from 1789-1794, and an important report on the conduct of the trial. It closes with the enormously lengthy and significant speech in which Burke summed up the prosecution's case over nine days. However, this volume is not only a full exposition of Burke's views on India but contains much of great interest about other aspects of his thought. In particular, Burke saw himself in these years as being engaged in a battle against the lawless disruption of society, both in Europe and in Asia, in order to maintain the rule of a universal justice, a main theme of this volume.
Main Description
This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's Indian Writings and Speeches which is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts. Indeed many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time. The volume includes a key speech which introduced one of the main charges in the trial of Warren Hastings on an impeachment from 1789-1794, and an important report on the conduct of the trial. It closes with Burke's important and detailed summation of the prosecution's. However, this volume is not only a full exposition of Burke's views on India but contains much of great interest about other aspects of his thought. In particular, Burke saw himself in these years as being engaged in a battle against the lawless disruption of society, both in Europe and in Asia, in order to maintain the rule of a universal justice, a main theme of this volume.
Main Description
This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's IndianWritings and Speecheswhich is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts. Indeed many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time. The volume includes a key speech which introduced one of the main charges in the trial of Warren Hastings on an impeachment from 1789-1794, and an important report on the conduct of the trial. It closes with Burke's important and detailed summation of the prosecution's. However, this volume is not only a full exposition of Burke's views on India but contains much of great interest about other aspects of his thought. In particular, Burke saw himself in these years as being engaged in a battle against the lawless disruption of society, both in Europe and in Asia, in order to maintain the rule of a universal justice, a main theme of this volume.
Main Description
This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's Indian Writings and Speeches which is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts. Indeed many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time. The volume includes a key speech which introduced one of the main charges in the trial of Warren Hastings on an impeachment from 1789-1794, and an important report on the conduct of the trial. It closes with the enormously lengthy and significant speech in which Burke summed up the prosecution'scase over nine days. However, this volume is not only a full exposition of Burke's views on India but contains much of great interest about other aspects of his thought. In particular, Burke saw himself in these years as being engaged in a battle against the lawless disruption of society, both in Europe and in Asia, inorder to maintain the rule of a universal justice, a main theme of this volume.
Table of Contents
List of Short Titles
Introduction
Sources
Notes on Transcription
Note on Currency
The Texts - Burke's Speeches
List of Burke's Speeches and Writings on India 1789-94
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