Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s (International Library of Historical Studies)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781860649363: Debating the Revolution: Britain in the 1790s (International Library of Historical Studies)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The 1790s was a fateful period for Britain. The French Revolution of 1789 opened an era of seismic political upheaval, one in which many features of the modern world made their first significant appearance. Democracy, mass nationalism, wholesale military mobilisation, and anti-colonial revolt all made their most telling debuts in the revolutionary era. This was not a struggle from which the British could stand aloof. Nor did they. Britons were right at the forefront of the debate over the Revolution. Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" defended the established order while Tom Paine's "Rights of Man" attacked hereditary privilege and preached democracy. This was no rarefied intellectual debate, it resounded through clubs, taverns, theatres, chapels and assembly rooms. As it did so, Britons were forced to question many constitutional assumptions. Was the possession of an empire compatible with domestic liberty? Did the House of Commons reflect popular opinion or the prejudices of aristocratic patrons? Could they enjoy genuine constitutional liberty if their constitution denied political rights to Roman Catholics and Protestant Dissenters? Chris Evans's study, based on the latest historiography, brilliantly demonstrates how these latent intellectual and political anxieties were sharpened by the French Revolution. Loyalist mobilisation, radical agitation, draconian repression, and military confrontation are combined to re-shape British society and the British state.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

"The French Revolution gave a fundamental shock to the human intellect through every region of the globe", wrote William Godwin in his "Memoirs of an Author of the Vindication of the Rights of Women". Wordsworth's "The Prelude" was yet more striking: "Twas in truth an hour/Of universal ferment". The late 18th century, especially the 1790s, was a fateful period for Britain and all parts of the world where European influence was felt. The disintegration of French absolutism unleashed a global crisis and vital features of modernism in politics took centre stage - democracy, nationalism, mass military mobilization on a scale later seen in world wars, and even colonial revolt. Chris Evans shows how in Britain the intellectual fury, long fermenting, touched all sectors of society. This study, based on historiography, shows how all these issues were sharpened by the Revolution and how it resulted in widespread if gradual modernization of the British state in the following century.

About the Author:

Chris Evans is Lecturer in History at the University of Glamorgan.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Chris Evans
Published by I.B.Tauris (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M186064936X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Evans, Chris
Published by I.B.Tauris
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 186064936X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
24.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Chris Evans
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookshub
(Karol Bagh, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. US edition. Perfect condition. Customer satisfaction our priority. Seller Inventory # ABE-FEB-116727

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Chris Evans
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
EBOOKSTORE2010
(New Delhi, ND, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New. US edition. Customer Satisfaction guaranteed!!. Seller Inventory # SHUB116727

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
33.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Chris Evans
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Basi6 International
(Irving, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: Brand New. New, US edition. Excellent Customer Service. Seller Inventory # ABEUSA-116727

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Chris Evans
Published by I.B.Tauris Co. Ltd., United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris Co. Ltd., United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 1790s was a fateful period for Britain. The French Revolution of 1789 opened an era of seismic political upheaval, one in which many features of the modern world made their first significant appearance. Democracy, mass nationalism, wholesale military mobilisation, and anti-colonial revolt all made their most telling debuts in the revolutionary era. This was not a struggle from which the British could stand aloof. Nor did they. Britons were right at the forefront of the debate over the Revolution. Edmund Burke s Reflections on the Revolution in France defended the established order while Tom Paine s Rights of Man attacked hereditary privilege and preached democracy. This was no rarefied intellectual debate, it resounded through clubs, taverns, theatres, chapels and assembly rooms. As it did so, Britons were forced to question many constitutional assumptions. Was the possession of an empire compatible with domestic liberty? Did the House of Commons reflect popular opinion or the prejudices of aristocratic patrons? Could they enjoy genuine constitutional liberty if their constitution denied political rights to Roman Catholics and Protestant Dissenters? Chris Evans s study, based on the latest historiography, brilliantly demonstrates how these latent intellectual and political anxieties were sharpened by the French Revolution. Loyalist mobilisation, radical agitation, draconian repression, and military confrontation are combined to re-shape British society and the British state. Seller Inventory # AA79781860649363

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
53.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Chris Evans
Published by I.B.Tauris Co. Ltd., United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris Co. Ltd., United Kingdom, 2006. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The 1790s was a fateful period for Britain. The French Revolution of 1789 opened an era of seismic political upheaval, one in which many features of the modern world made their first significant appearance. Democracy, mass nationalism, wholesale military mobilisation, and anti-colonial revolt all made their most telling debuts in the revolutionary era. This was not a struggle from which the British could stand aloof. Nor did they. Britons were right at the forefront of the debate over the Revolution. Edmund Burke s Reflections on the Revolution in France defended the established order while Tom Paine s Rights of Man attacked hereditary privilege and preached democracy. This was no rarefied intellectual debate, it resounded through clubs, taverns, theatres, chapels and assembly rooms. As it did so, Britons were forced to question many constitutional assumptions. Was the possession of an empire compatible with domestic liberty? Did the House of Commons reflect popular opinion or the prejudices of aristocratic patrons? Could they enjoy genuine constitutional liberty if their constitution denied political rights to Roman Catholics and Protestant Dissenters? Chris Evans s study, based on the latest historiography, brilliantly demonstrates how these latent intellectual and political anxieties were sharpened by the French Revolution. Loyalist mobilisation, radical agitation, draconian repression, and military confrontation are combined to re-shape British society and the British state. Seller Inventory # AA79781860649363

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
54.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Evans, Chris
Published by I.B.Tauris and Co Ltd (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris and Co Ltd, 2006. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9781860649363

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
52.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8.98
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Chris Evans
Published by I. B. Tauris 2006-09-29, London (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I. B. Tauris 2006-09-29, London, 2006. hardback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781860649363

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
58.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

CHRIS EVANS.
Published by I.B.Tauris (2006)
ISBN 10: 186064936X ISBN 13: 9781860649363
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description I.B.Tauris, 2006. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781860649363 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0132851

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book