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French Revolution Debate in Britain

The Origins of Modern Politics

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British History in Perspective

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Gregory Claeys explores the reception of the French Revolution in Britain through the medium of its leading interpreters. Claeys argues that the major figures - Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin...

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Gregory Claeys explores the reception of the French Revolution in Britain through the medium of its leading interpreters. Claeys argues that the major figures - Thomas Paine, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and John Thelwall - collectively laid the foundations for political debate for the following century, and longer.

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Features new interpretations of key figures within the French Revolution debate in Britain
An ideal introduction for students includes a helpful Chronology and Reading List to aid study

Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction: The Origins of Modern Political Discourse
Edmund Burke: Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790) and the Origins of Conservatism
Thomas Paine: Rights of Man (1791-2) and the Origins of Radicalism
Mary Wollstonecraft: Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) and the Origins of Feminism
The Spectre of 'Levelling': Loyalists and Paineites, c.1791-5
Varieties of Whiggism: Fox, Sheridan and the Whig Party, 1791-3
William Godwin: Enquiry Concerning Political Justice (1793) and the Origins of Philisophical Anarchism
John Thelwall and the Rights of Labour
Conclusion
Notes
Reading List: Major Figures
Index.
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GREGORY CLAEYS is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway University of London, UK.

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GREGORY CLAEYS is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway University of London, UK.

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