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Introduction

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book is a study of British political ideas in the early 19th century. It deals specifically with the British involvement in the struggle for Greek independence roughly between 1821 and 1827. The ... More


Theory and Practice I: Bentham and the Greek Constitution of 1822

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This chapter considers three major themes of the ‘Observations’: Jeremy Bentham's thesis that the acceptance of popular sovereignty should lead to a transformation of the theory and practice of ... More


Theory and Practice II: Bentham and the First Greek Loan

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Scholars have either ignored Jeremy Bentham's involvement in the negotiations for the first Greek loan (as perhaps irrelevant) or have misconstrued it, so that this chapter represents the first ... More


Blaquiere's Liberalism and Mediterranean Nationalism

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Edward Blaquiere, impetuous and often impecunious Irishman of Huguenot descent, English naval officer during the Napoleonic wars, and early apostle of liberalism, had numerous intellectual heroes, ... More


Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

F. Rosen

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

This book explores the connection between Jeremy Bentham and Lord Byron forged by the Greek struggle for independence. It focuses on the activities of the London Greek Committee, supposedly founded ... More


‘The Last Days of Lord Byron’

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

The myth of Leicester Stanhope, the Benthamite soldier, and Lord Byron, the romantic poet, forming two opposing poles of doctrine and attitude in Greece was based in part on Stanhope's Greece, in ... More


Constitutional Theory II: The Mature Theory of the 1820s

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

When Jeremy Bentham returned to constitutional theory in the early 1820s, he had already developed many of his characteristic ideas in earlier writings on parliamentary reform and public finance. The ... More


Stanhope's Liberalism

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Leicester Stanhope's involvement with Greece continued in England, and he became a major figure in the controversies surrounding the Greek loans and the Greek loan scandal in 1826. However, his most ... More


Conclusion: Liberalism, Nationalism, and the Study of Political Ideas

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Where there is an attempt to discern a single liberal tradition, even in Britain, there is little agreement over what its main features are and which writers best represent its principles. For Harold ... More


Liberty and Constitutional Theory

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

‘The Definition of Liberty’, wrote Jeremy Bentham in 1776, ‘is one of the corner stones of my system: and one that I know not how to do without’. When he wrote these words, he was assisting his ... More


Constitutional Theory I: From the Fragment to the French Revolution

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

In the Fragment on Government, Jeremy Bentham posed the general question of how free and despotic governments differed. Bentham's list is important for this chapter's purposes in two respects. ... More


Who Killed Lord Byron?

F. Rosen

in Bentham, Byron, and Greece: Constitutionalism, Nationalism, and Early Liberal Political Thought

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198200789
eISBN:
9780191674778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200789.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Jeremy Bentham, the theorist, was working on a different level and towards different objects from the ideologues Edward Blaquiere and Leicester Stanhope. However, one cannot account for the desires, ... More


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