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Unraveling the Threads in Burke's ‘Vindication of Natural Society’

in Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines how a collaborative network of writers at Tully's Head came to view Lord Bolingbroke's influence upon Alexander Pope in the light of his contested intellectual legacy, and of ... More


Patriotism and Public Spirit: Edmund Burke and the Role of the Critic in Mid-Eighteenth-Century Britain

Ian Crowe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781275
eISBN:
9780804783354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781275.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book is an innovative study of the formative influences shaping the early writings of the Irish-English statesman Edmund Burke and an early case-study of the relationship between the business of ... More


The Coarse and Dry Study of the Law: 1743 — 1774

Jeff Broadwater

in Jefferson, Madison, and the Making of the Constitution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651019
eISBN:
9781469651033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651019.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first chapter examines the early lives and education of Jefferson and Madison. Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary and studied law under George Wythe. He was also influenced by the ... More


‘Peace and Tranquillity’: The System of Europe in British Grand Strategy

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter recounts the gestation of English and British foreign policy into two competing strategies between 1689 and 1739: the interventionist continentalism of the Court Whigs and the blue-water ... More


English Enlightenment Histories, 1750–c.1815

Karen O’Brien

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0026
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines histories written by English writers of the period 1750–c.1815. These include Edward Gibbon's The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776–88), Catharine ... More


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