The Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke
India - The Launching of the Hastings Impeachment, 1786-88 Volume 6
By (author) Edmund Burke
Volume editor Prof. P. J. Marshall
Edited by Paul Langford
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Writings and Speeches of Edmund Burke by Edmund Burke
Book DescriptionThis volume continues the story of Burke and the affairs of the East India Company which was begun in Volume V (OUP 1981, #70.00, 0-19-822417-6). By 1786, Burke had fixed on Warren Hastings as the main culprit for the abuses that seemed to him so glaring. He greeted Hastings's return to Britain with a parliamentary attack which culminated in a trial by impeachment in the House of Lords. This was to be one of Burke's major preoccupations for the rest of his life. The material presented in this volume covers two years of proceedings in the House of Commons and the first session of the trial in the Lords. Its highlights are two great set-piece speeches delivered to the Commons, which can be reconstructed from manuscript material as well as from contemporary reports; and the four-day oration with which Burke opened the prosecution before the Lords: for this a complete verbatim shorthand record exists. The material in these and other speeches is not only central to an understanding of Burke and India, but to his moral and political thought as a whole in the years immediately before the outbreak of the French Revolution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198217886
(245mm x 163mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 25-Apr-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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