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The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume VI: India: The Launching of the Hastings Impeachment 1786-1788
 

The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume VI: India: The Launching of the Hastings Impeachment 1786-1788 (Hardback)

By Burke, Edmund
Volume editor Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Edited by Langford, Paul

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This volume continues the story of Burke and the affairs of the East India Company which was begun in Volume V (OUP 1981, GBP70.00, 0-19-822417-6). By 1786, Burke had fixed on Warren Hastings as the main culprit for the abuses that seemed to him so glaring. He greeted Hastings's ...return to Britain with a parliamentary attack which culminated in a trial by impeachment in the House of Lords. This was to be one of Burke's major preoccupations for the rest of his life. The material presented in this volume covers two years of proceedings in the House of Commons and the first session of the trial in the Lords. Its highlights are two great set-piece speeches delivered to the Commons, which can be reconstructed from manuscript material as well as from contemporary reports; and the four-day oration with which Burke opened the prosecution before the Lords: for this a complete verbatim shorthand record exists. The material in these and other speeches is not only central to an understanding of Burke and India, but to his moral and political thought as a whole in the years immediately before the outbreak of the French Revolution.
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ISBN 9780198217886
Released NZ 25 Apr 1991
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Hardback
Series The Writings & Speeches of Edmund Burke (part: VI)
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ISBN-13 9780198217886
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Clarendon Press
Released 25 Apr 1991
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Burke, Edmund
Volume editor Marshall, Prof. P. J., FBA CBE
Edited by Langford, Paul
Series The Writings & Speeches of Edmund Burke (part: VI)
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Asian / Middle Eastern History
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 163mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 35mm
Dewey Code 320
Weight 975g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Political science
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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