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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Political Thought in the Age of Revolution 1776-1848

Burke to Marx

ISBN 9780230272101
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series European Culture and Society

In the years of revolution between 1776 and 1848, stress and transition produced some fundamental reflections on politics and society. This introductory text considers how a cluster of key European thinkers, including Burke, Hegel, Tocqueville and Marx, viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their times.

MICHAEL LEVIN is Emeritus Reader in Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.

Chronology
Preface
The Historical Context
Modern Society and Modern Thought
Edmund Burke
Thomas Paine
Jeremy Bentham
Georg Hegel
Alexis de Tocqueville
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Epilogue
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

Reviews

Acomprehensive, stimulating, well-written and scholarly but accessible account of the main strands of European political thinking between 1776 and 1848.' - Gregory Claeys, Royal Holloway University of London,
'The book is well written and informed. It is aimed primarily at undergraduate students taking courses in the history of ideas and political thought, but its style makes it accessible to a wider readership. Overall, the book achieves its objectives.' - Political Studies Review
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