The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century Political Thought (The Cambridge History of Political Thought)

The Cambridge History of Nineteenth-century Political Thought (The Cambridge History of Political Thought)

By: Gregory Claeys (editor), Gareth Stedman Jones (editor)Paperback

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This major work of academic reference provides the first comprehensive survey of political thought in Europe, North America and Asia in the century following the French Revolution. Written by a distinguished team of international scholars, this Cambridge History is the latest in a sequence of volumes firmly established as the principal reference source for the history of political thought. In a series of scholarly but accessible essays, every major theme in nineteenth-century political thought is covered, including political economy, religion, democratic radicalism, nationalism, socialism and feminism. The volume also includes studies of major figures, including Hegel, Mill, Bentham and Marx, and biographical notes on every significant thinker in the period. Of interest to students and scholars of politics and history at all levels, this volume explores seismic changes in the languages and expectations of politics accompanying political revolution, industrialisation and imperial expansion and less-noted continuities in political and social thinking.

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Gareth Stedman Jones is Professor of Political Thought and Director of the Centre for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. He is the Cambridge Faculty Director of the Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program and a Member of the Conseil Scientifique of the CNRS. Professor Stedman Jones has published numerous books and articles, including Outcast London (1971), Languages of Class (1983) and An End to Poverty? (2005), and wrote the introduction to The Communist Manifesto (2003). He is currently working on an intellectual biography of Marx. Gregory Claeys is Professor of the History of Political Thought at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has edited numerous works including Modern British Utopias. c.1700-1850 (8 volumes, 1997), Restoration and Augustan British Utopias (2000), Late Victorian Utopias (6 volumes, 2008), and The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature (2010). Claeys has written several studies of aspects of the Owenite socialist movement, of the French Revolution debate in Britain, and of Thomas Paine's thought.


Editors' introduction; Part I. Political Thought after the French Revolution: 1. Counter-revolutionary thought Bee Wilson; 2. Romanticism and political thought in the early nineteenth century John Morrow; 3. On the principle of nationality John Breuilly; 4. Hegel and Hegelianism Frederick C. Beiser; 5. Historians and lawyers Donald R. Kelley; 6. Social science from the Revolution to Positivism Cheryl B. Welch; 7. Radicalism, Republicanism and Revolutionism, from the principles of '89 to the origins of modern terrorism Gregory Claeys and Christine Lattek; Part II. Modern Liberty and its Defenders: 8. From Jeremy Bentham's radical philosophy to J. S. Mill's philosophic radicalism Frederick Rosen; 9. John Stuart Mill, mid-Victorian Ross Harrison; 10. 'Woman question' and the origins of feminism Lucy Delap; 11. Constitutional Liberalism in France: from Benjamin Constant to Alexis de Tocqueville Jeremy Jennings; 12. American political thought from Jeffersonian Republicanism to Progressivism James P. Young; 13. German Liberalism in the nineteenth century Wolfgang J. Mommsen; 14. Visions of stateless society K. Steven Vincent; Part III. Modern Liberty and its Critics: 15. Aesthetics and politics Douglas Moggach; 16. Non-Marxian socialism 1815-1914 Gregory Claeys; 17. The young Hegelians, Marx and Engels Gareth Stedman Jones; Part IV. Secularity, Reform and Modernity: 18. Church and state: the problem of authority John E. Toews; 19. The politics of nature: science and religion in the age of Darwin Daniel Pick; 20. Conservative political thought from the revolutions of 1848 until the fin de siecle Lawrence Goldman; 21. Modern liberty redefined James Thompson; 22. Political economy Emma Rothschild; 23. German socialism and social democracy 1860-1900 Vernon L. Lidtke; 24. Russian political thought of the nineteenth century Andrezj Walicki; 25. European political thought and the wider world during the nineteenth century Christopher Bayly; 26. Empire and imperialism Duncan Bell; Epilogue: French Revolution to fin de siecle: political thought in retrospect and prospect, 1800 to 1914 Jose F. Harris.

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  • publication date: 05/12/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781107676329
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1162
  • ID: 9781107676329
  • weight: 1590
  • ISBN10: 1107676320

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