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Burke, Paine, and the language of assignats

Furniss, Thomas (1989) Burke, Paine, and the language of assignats. Yearbook of English Studies, 19. pp. 54-70. ISSN 0306-2473

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Abstract

I argue that the implicit relationship, in Wealth of Nations, between the new economics and a 'violent' rhetorical practice and theory - together with the ambivalent attitude towards new practices which at once augment and threaten 'real' wealth or 'real' meaning - forms one of the major sites of struggle between Burke and Paine at a critical juncture in the transition from agrarian to bourgeois capitalism.

Item type: Article
ID code: 40011
Keywords: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, language, economics, Language and Literature
Subjects: Language and Literature
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2012 11:08
Last modified: 04 Oct 2012 14:20
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/40011

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