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The Impact of the French Revolution: Texts from Britain in the 1790s (Cambridge Readings in the History of Political Thought)

The Impact of the French Revolution: Texts from Britain in the 1790s (Cambridge Readings in the History of Political Thought)

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Iain Hampsher-Monk
Cambridge University Press, 8/11/2005
EAN 9780521579117, ISBN10: 0521579112

Paperback, 366 pages, 24.4 x 17 x 2.1 cm
Language: English

The French Revolution embodied, in the eyes of subsequent generations, the emergence of the modern political world. It made possible a new understanding of class politics, secular ideology and revolutionary transformation which inspired, argues Iain Hampsher-Monk, the whole world-wide communist experiment of the twentieth century. In this authoritative anthology of key political texts exploring the impact of this period on the British experience, Hampsher-Monk examines the variety, influence and profundity of major thinkers such as Burke, Wollstonecraft, Paine and Godwin, along with the impact of other less celebrated contemporary writers.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens (1789)
2. Richard Price
A Discourse on the Love of our Country (1790)
3. Edmund Burke
Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
4. Mary Wollstonecraft
A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)
5. Tom Paine
Rights of Man (1791)
6. James Mackintosh
Vindiciae Gallicae (1791)
7. Edmund Burke
An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs (1791)
8. Hannah More
Village Politics (1792)
9. William Godwin
Political Justice (1793)
10. The London Corresponding Society
Two Addresses (1793 and 1794)
11. Thomas Spence
The Real Rights of Man (1793)
12. Richard Brothers
A Revealed Knowledge of the Prophecies and Times (1794)
11. Edmund Burke
Two Letters on a Regicide Peace (1796)
12. John Thelwall
The Rights of Nature against the Usurpations of Establishments (1796)
Index.