An Historical Commentary on Thucydides: An Historical Commentary on thucydides: Volume 3: The Ten…

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byA. W. Gomme

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This volume of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke continues the story of Edmund Burke, the Rockingham party in British politics, and the American crisis. By 1774 Burke was already recognized as a master of parliamentary debate and an accomplished writer. By 1780, however, his reputationwas to have risen substantially. Probably the most important single reason was his Speech on Conciliation with America, which was presented to the House of Commons in March 1775, published, and circulated to a wide audience on both sides of the Atlantic. In that speech, Burke used the full force ofhis intellect and eloquence to set out the Rockinghams' first comprehensive plan for achieving lasting peace in the Empire. The public commendation he received helped him to gain recognition for offerings such as his second conciliation proposal in November 1775, and his Letter to the Sheriffs ofBristol in 1777. It also gave him some of the confidence he needed to announce the Whig party's historic conversion to a moderate reform programme in his celebrated speeches on economical reform in 1779 and 1780. Numerous writings and speeches in this volume are transcriptions of previouslyunpublished manuscripts from the collections at Sheffield and Northampton. These allow the reader new insights into the workings of Burke's mind not just in relation to the major political issues, but also to a multitude of engaging subjects such as education, capital punishment, religious dissent,and the return of the Rockingham Whigs to government power.

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This volume of The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke continues the story of Edmund Burke, the Rockingham party in British politics, and the American crisis. By 1774 Burke was already recognized as a master of parliamentary debate and an accomplished writer. By 1780, however, his reputationwas to have risen substantially. Probably t...

Arnold Wycombe Gomme (1886 1959) was a British classical scholar, Lecturer in Greek and Greek History (1911 1945), Professor of Greek, University of Glasgow (1946 1957). Fellow of the British Academy (1947).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.66 × 5.51 × 0.94 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of Short TitlesIntroductionNotes on TranscriptionThe TextsReflectionson the Revolution in France 1790Letter to a Member of the National Assembly 1791Hints for a Memorial to be delivered to Monsieur de M.M. 1791Thoughts on French Affairs 1791Heads for Consideration on the Present State of Affairs 1792Observations on the Conduct of the Minority 1793Remarks on the Policy of the Allies 1793Preface to Brissot's Address to his Constituents 1794Appendix A: List of Burke's SpeechesAppendix B: Collation of TextsAppendix C: List of Contemporary Works Relating to Burke's Writings and Speeches on the French RevolutionIndex