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The trial of Warren Hastings : classical oratory and reception in eighteenth-century England, Chiara Rolli

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The trial of Warren Hastings : classical oratory and reception in eighteenth-century England
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The trial of Warren Hastings
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classical oratory and reception in eighteenth-century England
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Chiara Rolli
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  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
"The impeachment trial of Warren Hastings dragged on for seven years from 1788 to 1795. Hastings was the first Governor-General of India and his trial had a formative impact on the British Empire. Chiara Rolli shows that in an age when British education consisted mainly of classical studies, it was antique views of rhetoric, colonialism and good imperial governance that permeated the trial. Prosecutor Edmund Burke was figured as a modern-day Cicero fighting corruption in the colonies, while Hastings was Verres, a corrupt first century Roman praetor of Sicily. In their prosecution, both Burke and Richard Sheridan employed certain coups de théâtre - such as fainting for emphasis - advised by Cicero and the later Roman rhetorician Quintilian, whose style of spectacular justice played particularly well amid the eighteenth-century vogue for sentimental drama. Burke's defence of natural rights and passion for extirpating vice in the colonies similarly reflected an admiration for Cicero, just as Hastings' preference to rule the conquered by means of their own traditions recalled models of Roman provincial administration. Using contemporary journalism, satire and other ephemera, the book reconstructs the public's equally profound grasp of these parallels. It illuminates new aspects of early British discourse around the Empire, and shows how deeply classical precedents influenced the cultural and political imaginations of eighteenth-century Britain"--
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Rolli, Chiara
Dewey number
825/.609
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
PR3334.B4
LC item number
Z8713 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Burke, Edmund
  • Hastings, Warren
  • Hastings, Warren
  • Political oratory
  • English language
  • Rhetoric
  • Burke, Edmund
  • Hastings, Warren
  • English language
  • Impeachments
  • Political oratory
  • Rhetoric
  • Trials
  • England
  • Great Britain
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The trial of Warren Hastings : classical oratory and reception in eighteenth-century England, Chiara Rolli
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Revision and translation of author's thesis (doctoral)--Università di Parma, 2012, titled Tullius Indianus : Edmund Burke, Cicerone e la romanità nel processo a Warren Hastings
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cicero, Verres and the classics in eighteenth-century Britain -- A clash of characters -- Classical oratory and theatricality in the trial against Warren Hastings -- Spectacles of passion : Cicero's In Verrem and Burke's "Speech on the opening of the impeachment" -- The reception of the Hastings trial in the newspapers and satirical prints
Control code
1083691321
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781784539221
Lccn
2018053306
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083691321
Label
The trial of Warren Hastings : classical oratory and reception in eighteenth-century England, Chiara Rolli
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revision and translation of author's thesis (doctoral)--Università di Parma, 2012, titled Tullius Indianus : Edmund Burke, Cicerone e la romanità nel processo a Warren Hastings
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cicero, Verres and the classics in eighteenth-century Britain -- A clash of characters -- Classical oratory and theatricality in the trial against Warren Hastings -- Spectacles of passion : Cicero's In Verrem and Burke's "Speech on the opening of the impeachment" -- The reception of the Hastings trial in the newspapers and satirical prints
Control code
1083691321
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 209 pages
Isbn
9781784539221
Lccn
2018053306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1083691321

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