Reflections on the Revolution in France

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Edmund Burke was the dominant political thinker of the last quarter of the eighteenth century in England. His reputation depends less on his role as a practising politician than on his ability to set contemporary problems within a wider context of political theory. Above all, he commented onchange. He tried to teach lessons about how change should be managed, what limits should not be transgressed, and what should be reverently preserved. Burke's generation was much in need of advice on these matters. The Industrial Revolution, the American Revolution, and catastrophically, the FrenchRevolution presented challenges of terrible proportions. They could promise paradise or threaten anarchy. Burke was acutely aware of how high the stakes were. The Reflections on the Revolution in France was a dire warning of the consequences that would follow the mismanagement of change.
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auth_author2Canavan, Francis, 1917-2009.
Deitschmann, Craig.
Mayes, Bernard.
McMahon, Darrin M.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.
Payne, Edward John, 1844-1904.
Pocock, J. G. A. 1924-
Smith, George H.
Turner, Frank M. 1944-2010.
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Paine, Thomas,1737-1809.Rights of man.
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display_descriptionEdmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" is considered by many to be a masterpiece of political analysis and a compelling rationale against the French Revolution. Originally written as a letter in response to a young Parisian and later expanded upon and published in book format in January 1790, the work has greatly influenced conservative and classic liberal intellectuals and stands as a powerful argument against violent revolutions, lawlessness, and unrest. Prior to 1790, Burke was a well-known member of the British House of Commons and a vocal supporter of the American Revolution. His condemnation of the French Revolution shocked many of his peers and supporters. Burke viewed the French Revolution as a violent and chaotic war without any guiding ideology or respect for the rule of law and feared it would lead to a situation that was both dangerous and corrupt. Many of Burke's predictions came true as the Revolution devolved into bloodshed and anarchy with the Reign of Terror beginning in 1793 and then leading to the eventual military dictatorship of Napoleon Bonaparte. Burke's work stands as an enduring statement in support of tradition, hereditary power, property rights, duty, and the monarchy.
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subject_facetBurke, Edmund, -- 1729-1797 -- Correspondence
Burke, Edmund, -- 1729-1797. -- Reflections on the Revolution in France
Electronic books
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Causes
France -- History -- Revolution, 1789-1799 -- Foreign public opinion, British
France -- Politics and government -- 1789-1799
Great Britain -- Colonies -- America
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century
Great Britain -- Relations -- France
Political science
Public opinion -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
title_displayReflections on the Revolution in France
title_fullReflections on the Revolution in France / Edmund Burke ; edited, with introduction and notes, by J.G.A. Pocock
Reflections on the Revolution in France [electronic resource] Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797.
Reflections on the Revolution in France [electronic resource] Burke, Edmund.
Reflections on the revolution in France [electronic resource] / Edmund Burke
Reflections on the revolution in France [electronic resource] / Edmund Burke ; edited by Frank M. Turner ; with essays by Darrin M. McMahon ... [et al.]
Reflections on the revolution in France [electronic resource] / Edmund Burke. Rights of man / Thomas Paine ; [edited by] George H. Smith
Reflections on the revolution in France [electronic resource] / foreword by Francis Canavan ; [introduction by E.J. Payne]
title_shortReflections on the Revolution in France
topic_facetBurke, Edmund
Electronic books
Foreign public opinion, British
Political science
Politics and government
Public opinion