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The Resource The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich

The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich

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The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence
Title
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke
Title remainder
from the sublime and beautiful to American independence
Statement of responsibility
David Bromwich
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Language
eng
Summary
The first biography to attend to the complexity of Burke's thought as it emerges in both his major writings and private correspondence. The public and private writings cannot be easily dissociated, nor should they be. For Burke's "a thinker, writer, and politician." The principles of politics were merely those of morality enlarged. Bromwich reads Burke's career as an imperfect attempt to organize an honorable life in the dense medium he knew politics to be. This intellectual biography examines the first three decades of Burke's professional life. His protest against the cruelties of English society and his criticism of all unchecked power laid the groundwork for his later attacks on abuses of government in India, Ireland, and France. Bromwich allows us to see the youthful skeptic, wary of a social contract based on "nature," the theorist of love and fear in relation to "the sublime and beautiful," the advocate of civil liberty, even in the face of civil disorder; the architect of economic reform; and the agitator for peace with America
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bromwich, David
Dewey number
941.073092
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DA506.B9
LC item number
B69 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Great Britain
  • Statesmen
  • Political scientists
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Burke, Edmund
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Political scientists
  • Statesmen
  • Great Britain
  • Politisches Denken
  • Statsmän
  • Statsvetare
  • Politik
Label
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early ambition and the theory of society -- The sublime and beautiful -- The Wilkes crisis and thoughts on the cause of the present discontents -- The American war -- The loss of the empire in the west -- Democracy, representation, and the Gordon riots -- In defense of politics
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879575916
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 500 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674416130
Lccn
2013037807
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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10.4159/9780674416130
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22573/ctt6mc02b
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)879575916
Label
The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence, David Bromwich
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early ambition and the theory of society -- The sublime and beautiful -- The Wilkes crisis and thoughts on the cause of the present discontents -- The American war -- The loss of the empire in the west -- Democracy, representation, and the Gordon riots -- In defense of politics
Control code
879575916
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 500 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674416130
Lccn
2013037807
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.4159/9780674416130
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6mc02b
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879575916

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