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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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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

View: 9213

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.

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

Author: Roberto Romani

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139432818

Category: Political Science

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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.

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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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

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Page: 35

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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

View: 8132

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, read in the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, June 12, 1823

Author: Charles John PLUMER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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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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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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Private lives, public spirit

a social history of Britain, 1870-1914

Author: José Harris

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198204121

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 283

View: 1677

This is a lively and original new study of the social history of Britain between 1870 and 1914, cogently organized and well written. Harris, while not underestimating the impact of the First World War, demonstrates that many of the far-reaching social changes apparent afterwards actually had their origins in the 1870s and 1880s. She identifies important trends and movements, providing a valuable overview of late Victorian and Edwardian society. At the same time, she conveys a sense of idosyncrasy, nuance, and diversity. While the period has often been regarded as one of great moral and political certainty, Harris reveals the doubts of its contemporaries. She shows that in many respects Great Britain at this period was a ramshackle and amorphous society, characterized by a myriad contradictory opinions. A vivid and compelling depiction of Britain in the period before the First World War, this book makes absorbing reading.

Triumphs of Enterprise, Ingenuity, and Public Spirit

Author: James Parton

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377539164

Category: Fiction

Page: 726

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Lives of American Merchants

Eminent for Integrity, Enterprise and Public Spirit

Author: John Frost

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Merchants

Page: 238

View: 1100

Palms, Wine, and Witness

Public Spirit and Private Gain in an African Farming Community

Author: David J. Parkin

Publisher: Waveland Pr Inc

ISBN: 9780881338027

Category: History

Page: 113

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This well-known ethnography is a stimulating examination of economic development among the Giriama of Kenya.

Public Spirit: Oration Delivered Before the City Council and Citizens of Boston, on the One Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of the

Author: Albert Enoch Pillsbury

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378484876

Category: History

Page: 44

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Public Spirit

Dissent in Witham and Essex, 1500-1700

Author: Janet Gyford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Essex (England)

Page: 216

View: 1921

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