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Author Crowe, Ian.
Title Patriotism and public spirit : Edmund Burke and the role of the critic in mid-eighteenth-century Britain / Ian Crowe.
Imprint Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2012.

Subject Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797 -- Political and social views.
Patriotism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 288 pages :) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Getting inside Tully's Head -- Unraveling the threads in Edmund Burke's vindication of natural society -- Dodsley's Irishman : Edmund Burke's Ireland and the British Republic of Letters -- Patriot criticism : from the ridiculous to the sublime in Burke's philosophical enquiry -- Burke's history.
Summary This is a 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 bookselling and the politics of criticism and persuasion. Through a radical reassessment of the impact of Burke's 'Irishness' and of his relationship with the London-based publisher Robert Dodsley, the book argues that Burke saw patriotism as the best way to combine public spirit with the reinforcement of civil order and to combat the use of coded partisan thinking to achieve the dominance of one section of the population over another.
ISBN 9780804783354 (electronic bk.)
0804783357 (electronic bk.)
9780804781275 (cloth alk. paper)
OCLC # 811405225
Additional Format Print version: 9780804781275
Print version: 9780804783354