1st Edition

The Saga of Edmund Burke From His Age to Ours

By Mark Hulliung Copyright 2024

    This book offers an examination of responses to Edmund Burke from the last decades of the eighteenth century to the present day, ending with the question whether there is still a role for him to play in post-Thatcher England. It includes a chapter asking the same question about America.

    The sharp focus on Burke’s legacy permits the author to cover a great many years while remaining quite concise. Written in an accessible style, modest in length, covering major debates in England over the course of two centuries and more, this book aims to reach out to as many potential readers as possible.

    1. Prologue: Burke and Posterity 2. Initial Responses to Burke: Pamphlet Wars of the Eighteenth Century 3. Uses of Burke in the Nineteenth Century 4. Mill to Morley: From the Disappearance to the Triumphal Reinstatement of Burke 5. Burke’s Conservative Moment in Twentieth-Century England 6. The Americanization of Burke?


    Mark Hulliung is Richard Koret Professor of History at Brandeis University. He has published widely on topics concerning cultural, intellectual, and political history, European and American. Over the course of his career, he has written books about England, Scotland, America, France, and Italy, in studies ranging timewise from the Renaissance to the present age. He is a historian and a political theorist, and his work is interdisciplinary in nature, cutting especially across history, political science, and literary studies.