The Transatlantic Republican: Thomas Paine and the Age of Revolutions (Amsterdam Monographs in American Studies 12)

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This collection of essays by Bernard Vincent covers most aspects of Thomas Paine’s life, thought, and works. It highlights Paine’s contribution to the American and French Revolutions, as well as the active role he played in the intellectual debates of the Age of Enlightenment, in particular through his heated arguments with Edmund Burke or the Abbé Raynal. More than two centuries later, those debates—on the ‘universal’ nature of human rights or the ‘exceptionalism’ of the American experience—seem today to be more relevant than ever.
Not only have Common Sense, Rights of Man and The Age of Reason become classics of Anglo-American literature, but, from the moment they appeared, they ushered in a new type of writer, a new way of writing—and a new class of readers. How Paine stormed the “Bastille of Words,” and in so doing served both the “republic” of letters and the cause of democracy, is the real subject of this book.

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"...an indispensable tool to study the American Revolution and its impact on Europe, or simply Thomas Paine as a writer or an American character [...] The book is written in a simple, efficient manner and undoubtedly reaches its goal." in: Transatlantica, Vol. 2006-1 "...lucid essays..." in: The European Legacy, Vol. 11, No. 7, 2006 "This book was both stimulating and a pleasure to read for the author writes extremely well, almost Painite in style..." - R.W. Morrell, in: Journal of Radical History, Vol. 7, No. 4, Spring 2005, pp.16-18

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Book Description Editions Rodopi B.V., 2005. Couverture souple. Condition: Neuf. Edition originale. This collection of essays by Bernard Vincent covers most aspects of Thomas Paine s life, thought, and works. It highlights Paine s contribution to the American and French Revolutions, as well as the active role he played in the intellectual debates of the Age of Enlightenment, in particular through his heated arguments with Edmund Burke or the Abbé Raynal. More than two centuries later, those debates on the universal nature of human rights or the exceptionalism of the American experience seem today to be more relevant than ever. Not only have Common Sense, Rights of Man and The Age of Reason become classics of Anglo-American literature, but, from the moment they appeared, they ushered in a new type of writer, a new way of writing and a new class of readers. How Paine stormed the Bastille of Words, and in so doing served both the republic of letters and the cause of democracy, is the real subject of this book. Seller Inventory # 17698

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