The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe (The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe)

November 1, 2020
The Reception of Edmund Burke in Europe (The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe)

Over the last fifty years the life and work of Edmund Burke(1729-1797) has received sustained scholarly attention and debate.The publication of the complete correspondence in ten volumes andthe nine volume edition of Burke's Writings and Speeches haveprovided material for the scholarly reassessment of his life andworks. Attention has focused in particular on locating his ideas inthe history of eighteenth-century theory and practice and thecontexts of late eighteenth-century conservative thought. This bookbroadens the focus to examine the many sided interest in Burke'sideas primarily in Europe, and most notably in politics andaesthetics. It draws on the work of leading international scholarsto present new perspectives on the significance of Burke's ideas inEuropean politics and culture.