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Patriotism and Public Spirit

Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Author: Ian Crowe

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804783357

Category: History

Page: 304

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Patriotism and Public Spirit is an innovative study of the formative influences shaping the early writings of the Irish-English statesman Edmund Burke and an early case-study of the relationship between the business of bookselling and the politics of criticism and persuasion. Through a radical reassessment of the impact of Burke's "Irishness" and of his relationship with the London-based publisher Robert Dodsley, the book argues that Burke saw Patriotism as the best way to combine public spirit with the reinforcement of civil order and to combat the use of coded partisan thinking to achieve the dominance of one section of the population over another. No other study has drawn so extensively on the literary and commercial network through which Burke's first writings were published to help explain them. By linking contemporary reinterpretations of the work of Patriot sympathizers and writers such as Alexander Pope and Lord Bolingbroke with generally neglected trends in religious and literary criticism in the Republic of Letters, this book provides new ways of understanding Burke's early publications. The results call into question fundamental assumptions about the course of "Enlightenment" thought and challenge currently dominant post-colonialist and Irish nationalist interpretations of the early Burke.

Public Spirit

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 104

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Public Spirit and Mobs

Two Sermons Delivered at Springfield, Mass., on Sunday, February 23, 1851, After the Thompson Riot

Author: George Frederick Simmons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abolitionists

Page: 31

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Public Spirit in the Thrift Tragedy

Author: Mark Carl Rom

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822974835

Category: Political Science

Page: 326

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Winner of the Harold Lasswell Award of the American Political Science Association The FSFIC failed spectacularly during the 1980s, costing taxpayers an estimated $200 billion. In this award-winning analysis, Rom examines the political causes of this “thrift tragedy.” He directly confronts-and rejects-the dominant scholarly “public choice” view that public officials were motivated mainly be self-interest. Instead, Rom argues that politicians and bureaucrats generally acted in the “public spirit” by attempting to obtain the common interest as they saw it. Using new evidence and innovative methods, Rom demonstrates that FSLIC's failure unfolded because of commitments that officials had made in the past and their uncertainties about how to fulfill these obligations in the future.

An essay on public spirit amongst the ancients [by C.J. Plumer.].

Author: Charles John Plumer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Triumphs of Enterprise, Ingenuity, and Public Spirit

Author: James Parton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Inventions

Page: 677

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National Character and Public Spirit in Britain and France, 1750–1914

Author: Roberto Romani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432818

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In a work of unusual ambition and rigorous comparison, Roberto Romani considers the concept of 'national character' in the intellectual histories of Britain and France. Perceptions of collective mentalities influenced a variety of political and economic debates, ranging from anti-absolutist polemic in eighteenth-century France to appraisals of socialism in Edwardian Britain. Romani argues that the eighteenth-century notion of 'national character', with its stress on climate and government, evolved into a concern with the virtues of 'public spirit' irrespective of national traits, in parallel with the establishment of representative institutions on the Continent. His discussion of contemporary thinkers includes Montesquieu, Voltaire, Hume, Millar, Burke, Constant, de Staël and Tocqueville. After the mid-nineteenth century, the advent of social scientific approaches, including those of Spencer, Hobson and Durkheim, shifted the focus from the qualities required by political liberty to those needed to operate complex social systems, and to bear its psychological pressures.

A Sermon [on Jude, verse 9] on Public Spirit, etc

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Public Spirit of London at the Beginning of 1800. Introduction to the Code of Reason

Author: Anton BEMETZRIEDER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 11

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Characteristics of Public Spirit, and National Virtue; Occasioned by the Honourable Union of Nobility, Clergy, and Gentry, in Support of a Late Royal Proclamation

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 35

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The Wanderer in Ayrshire: a Tour, in Search of Public Spirit. [In Verse.]

Author: Hugh CAMPBELL (LL.D.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 168

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Memoirs of the life of colonel Warle; with the public spirit of 1809 as dispalyed in the patriotic proceedings

Author: William Hamilton Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Unity and Public Spirit recommended in an Address to the Inhabitants of London and Westminster, to which are added two odes: viz. The Miseries of dissension and civil war, and The True Patriot, inscribed to Earl Cornwallis, and Sir George Brydges Rodney, Bart

Author: London

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 60

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Public Spirit. [A political pamphlet.]

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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A Race of Female Patriots

Women and Public Spirit on the British Stage, 1688-1745

Author: Brett D. Wilson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1611483646

Category: Drama

Page: 293

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A Race of Female Patriots is a study of tragic drama after the Glorious Revolution of 1688 that yields new insight into women's involvement in the public sphere and the political and aesthetic significance of feeling.

The Penguin Social History of Britain

Private Lives, Public Spirit: Britain 1870-1914

Author: Jose Harris

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014194157X

Category: History

Page: 304

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The late nineteenth century and Edwardian era, suggests Jose Harris in this book, represent a sharp break with the early years of Queen Victoria's reign. Indeed, despite the intense upheavals of two world wars, it was the beliefs, social structures and oppositional forces established between 1870 and 1914 which dominated British life right up until the 1960s.

Public Spirit, Ideal and Practical

A Lecture

Author: Annie Besant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258111595

Category:

Page: 22

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Delivered At Adyar, In The Theosophical Hall, On February 16, 1908.

Public Spirit

Dissent in Witham and Essex, 1500-1700

Author: Janet Gyford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Essex (England)

Page: 216

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Spirit of the Public Journals

Author: Stephen Jones,Charles Molloy Westmacott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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Being an impartial selection of the most exquisite essays and jeux d'esprits, principally prose, that appear in the newspapers and other publications.

To Speak for the People

Public Opinion and the Problem of Legitimacy in the French Revolution

Author: Jon Cowans

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415929721

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 6984

Empire's Children looks at works at by Rudyard Kipling, Frances Hodgson Burnett, E. Nesbit, Hugh Lofting, A.A. Milne, and Arthur Ransome for the ways these writers consciously and unconsciously used the metaphors of empire in their writing for children.

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