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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


Investigation and Improvement

Stephen Conway

in Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe in the Eighteenth Century: Similarities, Connections, Identities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199210855
eISBN:
9780191725111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210855.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the British and Irish involvement in a European community of schoalrs and intellectuals, and how scholarship itself might help to further European consciousness. It looks first ... 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


‘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


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


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


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


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


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


The Palatial Laboratory: Economy and Experiment

Simon Werrett

in Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610252
eISBN:
9780226610399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610399.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Eight argues that changes in oeconomy and thrift circa 1600-1800 culminated in the nineteenth century in a new approach to materials that I call "economic science." This entailed the rise of ... More


Conclusion

James Livesey

in Civil Society and Empire: Ireland and Scotland in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300139020
eISBN:
9780300155907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300139020.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter reflects on the significant changes about the concept of civil society that occurred during the late 1700s. In the late 1700s to early 1800s, civil society remained a significant ... More


Epilogue: “The Subject Was of Love”

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with the collection of character sketches published by William Hazlitt. It endeavored to reveal The Spirit of the Age. The names of several of his subjects—Jeremy Bentham, Samuel ... More


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