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Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

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ISBN13: 9780198206767
ISBN: 0198206763
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £205.00



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Edmund Burke (1730-1797) was one of the most profound, versatile, and accomplished thinkers of the eighteenth century.

Born and educated in Dublin, he moved to London to study law, but remained to make a career in English politics, completing A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757) before entering the political arena.

A Member of Parliament for nearly thirty years, his speeches are still read and studied as classics of political thought, and through his best-known work, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) he has continued to exercise a posthumous influence as `the father of conservatism'.

This is the first full, scholarly biography of Burke for over a generation, to be completed in two volumes. The first volume covers the years between 1730-1784, and describes his Irish upbringing and education, early writing, and his parliamentary career throughout the momentous years of the American War of Independence. A second volume covering the years 1784 - 1797 is also available.

Lavishly illustrated, it provides an authoritative account of the complexity and breadth of Burke's philosophical and political writing and examines its origins in his personal experiences and the political world of his day. This outstanding book will be be required reading for anybody seeking a fuller understanding of eighteenth-century history, philosophy, and political thought.

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