The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume IX: Part I. The Revolutionary War, 1794-1797; Part II. Ireland
Divided into two parts, this volume presents Burke's writings and speeches. The first part covers the period between the time of his retirement from the House of Commons in 1794 and his death in 1797. And, the second contains Burke's writings and speeches relating to Ireland.
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This volume of Burke's writings and speeches is divided into two parts. The first covers the period between the time of his retirement from the House of Commons in 1794 and his death in 1797. His main preoccupation during this period was, of course, the French Revolution and the progress of the war against France. Surveying developments with dismay and apprehension, he produced a critique of the Revolution which expressed much of his mature thinking on political and social life, and issued a clarion call for a European crusade to save civilization. Part II contains Burke's writings and speeches relating to Ireland. From his entry into political life, he was intensely interested in Irish problems, religious, economic, and constitutional, and in Anglo-Irish relations. Fervently believing that Great Britain and Ireland should be partners within the Empire, in his last years he was deeply disturbed by the influence of the French Revolution on Irish politics.
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||'R.B. McDowell, outstanding amongst Ireland's senior historians, has given a lifetime to Burke and the eighteenth century. His notes and introductions are models of scholarship presented with brevity and grace.' Ian Harris, University of Leicester, Political Studies 'These are most welcome additions to a valuable series...The new Volume Nine is all that it purports to be (in the section on the Revolutionary War). It contains all Burke's relevant writings during the period; ...The introduction is balanced, respectful without being hagiographical, and quotes both contemporary criticism and praise of Edmund Burke. All this, you may well say, is no more than is to be expected in any major scholarly edition. ... McDowell has a profound understanding of Burke's relations to the British and European politics of his day.' Conor Cruise O'Brien, The Times Literary Supplement beautifully edited EHR Shorter Notices vol 110 issue 436
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