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Empire and Revolution: The Political Life of Edmund Burke

Richard Bourke


Edmund Burke (1730–1797) lived during one of the most extraordinary periods of world history. He grappled with the significance of the British Empire in India, fought for reconciliation with the American colonies, and was a vocal critic of national policy during three European wars. He also advocated reform in Britain and became a central protagonist in the great debate on the French Revolution. Drawing on the complete range of printed and manuscript sources, the book offers a vivid reconstruction of the major concerns of this outstanding statesman, orator, and philosopher. In restoring Burke ... More

Keywords: Edmund Burke, British Empire, India, American colonies, national policy, national policy, European wars

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691175652
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691175652.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Bourke, author
Queen Mary, University of London