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Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (Paperback)
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Cambridge Companions to Literature: The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke (Paperback)

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Paperback 286 Pages / Published: 22/10/2012
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Edmund Burke prided himself on being a practical statesman, not an armchair philosopher. Yet his responses to specific problems - rebellion in America, the abuse of power in India and Ireland, or revolution in France - incorporated theoretical debates within jurisprudence, economics, religion, moral philosophy and political science. Moreover, the extraordinary rhetorical force of Burke's speeches and writings quickly secured his reputation as a gifted orator and literary stylist. This Companion provides a comprehensive assessment of Burke's thought, exploring all his major writings from his early treatise on aesthetics to his famous polemic, Reflections on the Revolution in France. It also examines the vexed question of Burke's Irishness and seeks to determine how his cultural origins may have influenced his political views. Finally, it aims both to explain and to challenge interpretations of Burke as a romantic, a utilitarian, a natural law thinker and founding father of modern conservatism.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521183314
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 226 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'[This book] aims to disentangle Burke from his many contexts and for the most part it succeeds impressively.' The Times Literary Supplement
'The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke is a book for our time: it should help undergraduates know what is expected of them in their exams; it is a helpful supplement to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France but not a replacement for Burke's own texts.' Edward Andrew, The European Legacy
'[This book] aims to disentangle Burke from his many contexts and for the most part it succeeds impressively.' The Times Literary Supplement
'The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke is a book for our time: it should help undergraduates know what is expected of them in their exams; it is a helpful supplement to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France but not a replacement for Burke's own texts.' Edward Andrew, The European Legacy

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