The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke: Volume VII: India: The Hastings Trial 1789-1794

Hardcover | April 13, 2000

byEdmund Burke, Paul LangfordEditorP. J. Marshall

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This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's Indian Writings and Speeches which is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in previous editions of Burke's Works, have been reconstructed, largely by the use of manuscripts. Indeed many of the shorter speeches appear here in print for the first time. The volume includes a key speech which introduced one of the main charges in the trial of Warren Hastings on an impeachment from 1789-1794, and an important report on the conduct of the trial. It closes with the enormously lengthy and significant speech in which Burke summed up the prosecution'scase over nine days. However, this volume is not only a full exposition of Burke's views on India but contains much of great interest about other aspects of his thought. In particular, Burke saw himself in these years as being engaged in a battle against the lawless disruption of society, both in Europe and in Asia, inorder to maintain the rule of a universal justice, a main theme of this volume.

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This key volume specifically completes the collection of Edmund Burke's Indian Writings and Speeches which is set within the series, and is both an exposition of Burke's views on India from his coverage of the Hastings trial, and his views on maintaining the rule of a universal justice. The texts for the items, which have appeared in...

P J Marshall is editor of the two previous volumes of Burke's Writings and Speeches on India

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Format:HardcoverPublished:April 13, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019820809X

ISBN - 13:9780198208099

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Table of Contents

List of Short TitlesIntroductionSourcesNotes on TranscriptionNote on CurrencyThe Texts - Burke's SpeechesAppendix A: List of Burke's Speeches and Writings on India 1789-94

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`In the early writings and speeches in this volume, Burke raises the question of what legal standards should be applied in an impeachment trial. Students of American politics, and those interested in the Nixon and Clinton impeachment debates, will find much here to fascinate them.'James Conniff, San Diego State University, H-Net Book Review