Reflections on the Revolution in France

Reflections on the Revolution in France - Oxford World's Classics

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Synopsis

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 on change. 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 French Revolution 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780199539024
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 944.04
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 5802
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 246g
Height: 196mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 16mm