Commerce des lumières : John Oswald and the British in Paris, 1790-1793
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"My subject is the involvement of British intellectuals in revolutionary thought and action between the end of the American Revolution and the fourth year of the French Revolution. John Oswald, briefly famous as a herald and warrior and Pythagorean, then accidentally famous as a poet, was in fact an actively involved and highly articulate British member of the Jacobin Club of Paris, and to pursue his career is to move into the center of British-French revolutionary organization at the blissful, if anxious, dawn of the era of militant democracy and English romantic poetry."
Table of Contents
Introduction -- From Scotland to the Malabar Coast -- Among the Turkomans and the Curdees -- London -- First interchapter : hands across the channel--or arms? -- Paris -- Second interchapter : liberty or death -- March of the spirit -- At the Jacobin Club : Eloquence and energy -- Third interchapter : Arming and disarming -- The British Club -- Fourth interchapter : the blade drops -- The exigencies of war -- Last words -- Appendices.