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Edmund Burke's Irish Identities

Edmund Burke's Irish Identities

Dr. Sean Patrick Donlan

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Edmund Burke (c.1729-1797), orator, philosophical and political writer, British statesman, and opponent of the revolution in France, is among the most famous of eighteenth century Irishmen. Two centuries after his death, however, his legacy is still contested, both in Ireland and abroad. This is the first collection of essays to focus exclusively on Burke's complex relationship to his native Ireland. The book brings together thirteen authors, both established experts and young scholars, from a wide variety of viewpoints and disciplines.

The contributors discuss Burke's early years in the Blackwater Valley and in Ballitore, his experiences at the University of Dublin and as a Dublin journalist, his relationship to Irish history and aesthetics, his friendship with fellow Irishman Oliver Goldsmith, his numerous Irish links after he began his parliamentary career, his views on Irish politics and the Irish constitution, his thoughts on Ireland and India, the idea of union and political economy, religion and the Irish reception to his anti-revolutionary writings.

Contents - Michael Brown: The National Identity of Edmund Burke. - Helen Burke: Speaking from behind the Scenes: Edmund Burke and the Lucasians, 1748-49. - L.M. Cullen: Edmund Burke and Trinity College: Lifetime ties and later College commemoration. - Se n Patrick Donlan: The 'genuine voice of its records and monuments'?: Edmund Burke's 'interior history of Ireland'. - Michael J. Griffin: Burke, Goldsmith, and the Irish Absentees. - D ire Keogh: Thomas Hussey, Edmund Burke and theIrish Directory. - Elizabeth Lambert: Burke's Irish Connections in England. F.P. Lock: Burke, Ireland, and India: Reason, Rhetoric, and Empire. - Bill McCormack: Edmund Burke, Yeats and Leo Frobenius: 'The State a tree'? - Katherine O'Donnell: 'To Love the little Platoon': Edmund Burke's Jacobite Heritage. - Eamon O'Flaherty: Burke and the Irish constitution. - Tadhg O'Sullivan: Burke, Ireland and the counter-revolution, 1791-1801. - Nathan Wallace: Edmund Burke's Anglo-Irish Double Vision in Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents.

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Author Dr. Sean Patrick Donlan
Publisher Irish Academic Press
Publication date 24 Oct 2006
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780716533856

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