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Published: 07 February 2019

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198831334

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Edmund Burke and the Invention of Modern Conservatism, 1830-1914

An Intellectual History

Emily Jones

Oxford Historical Monographs

  • Winner of the Longman-History Today Prize 2018
  • Tells the story of the birth of modern C/conservatism from the ideology of Edmund Burke, no 'C/conservative', but rather an Irishman and a Whig politician
  • Shows how Burke's legacy was transformed over the course of the nineteenth century to create one of our most significant theories of modern politics and thought
  • Offers a history of ideas rooted in cultural and political contexts
  • Sets the transformation of Burke's legacy within the wider context of British political, intellectual, and cultural history in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries