Bolingbroke’s Political Writings

The Conservative Enlightenment

  • Bernard Cottret

Part of the Studies in Modern History book series (SMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Bernard Cottret
    Pages 47-68
  3. Bernard Cottret
    Pages 69-74
  4. Bernard Cottret
    Pages 75-328
  5. Bernard Cottret
    Pages 329-428
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 421-436

About this book


In turn, Tory minister, Jacobite renegade, English philosopher and anti-minister, Bolingbroke has elicited mixed reactions from his compatriots, both contempories and historians. Bernard Cottret discusses here his political writings in the context of contemporary thought in England and France. His analyses of 'A' Dissertation upon Parties' and 'The Idea of a Patriot King' are supported by a full mid-eighteenth-century political thought.


chronology England enlightenment France political thought

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Cottret
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Versailles-St-QuentinFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-25807-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25805-5
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