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Thomas Paine : Britain, America, and France in the age of enlightenment and revolution

Author: J C D Clark
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon, Oxford : Oxford University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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J.C.D. Clark demythologizes the history of Thomas Paine, understanding the impact he has had on modern human rights, democracy, and internationalism.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine; Thomas Paine
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C D Clark
ISBN: 9780198816997 0198816995
OCLC Number: 1033921131
Description: xviii, 485 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction: the Age of Paine?PART I. DISCOURSES AND CONTEXTS1: Contexts and biography2: Pathways of political change: from (anti-)Jacobite to Jacobin3: Discourses and their exponentsPART II. TEXTS AND CONTINGENCIES4: The unexpected revolution: America, 1774-17875: The unexpected revolution: France, 1787-18026: Paine, religion, and politics: the Deist legacyPART III. DIVERGENCES AND LEGACIES7: Receptions and reinterpretations: Paine's lasting influence8: Conclusion: the Age of Revolution, the Enlightenment and the dynamics of reforming traditionsAppendix: Paine de-attributionsBibliographyIndex
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J.C.D. Clark demythologizes the history of Thomas Paine, understanding the impact he has had on modern human rights, democracy, and internationalism.  Read more...

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A very substantial work of historical scholarship. * Jesse Norman, The Spectator * Ingenious and enthralling. * Colin Kidd, The Guardian * Clarks erudition is nothing if not formidable. His Read more...

 
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