Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 May 2018

512 Pages | 2 b/w images

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198816997

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Thomas Paine

Britain, America, and France in the Age of Enlightenment and Revolution

J. C. D. Clark

  • A revisionist, demythologized history of Thomas Paine, England's greatest revolutionary
  • Offers a brand new account of the "age of revolution", and of the alleged political implementation of "the Enlightenment"
  • Provides a new interpretation of the American and French Revolutions
  • Explains how the politics of the eighteenth century (Enlightenment, natural rights) related to those of the nineteenth (utilitarianism, socialism)
  • Takes intellectual control of the radical and revolutionary traditions