A Blaze of Autumn Sunshine: The Last Diaries (Tony Benn by Tony Benn

By Tony Benn

During this ultimate quantity of diaries, Tony Benn displays at the compensations and the risks of outdated age.

With the aid of a small circle of buddies and his , he maintains his actions on behalf of social justice, peace and responsibility in public existence, to a heritage of political switch and the foreign fiscal crisis.

Following an sickness in 2009 the diaries, stored for over sixty years, stop. released the following along those final diaries are Tony Benn's hugely own insights into the demanding situations of outdated age and failing overall healthiness, of widowhood,and of relocating out of the relatives domestic after sixty years.

Finally, we proportion in Tony Benn's hopes for the long run in keeping with his years of expertise and his usual optimism.

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2, ch. 1 (pp. 23-6 in the Paris 1821 edition, reprinted Hildesheim, 1966). Needless to say, the work was published anonymously, and was amongst the most sought-after illegal books in late eighteenth-century France. Tradition and communication in daily life 33 on the subject, found dynamic outlet in the campaigns against popular superstition and for religious tolerance (see below, p. 133). For those of a less iconoclastic disposition, especially in Protestant Germany but eventually also in the west, variants of non-conformism and evangelical revivalism provided a more attractive route.

On Hamburg, see M. Lindemann, Paupers and Patriots: Hamburg 1712-1830 (Oxford, 1990). See also S. Cavallo, Charity and Power in Early Modern Italy: Benefactors and their Motives in Turin, 1541-1789 (Cambridge, 1995) for a southern European perspective. 36 The Enlightenment: A Comparative Social History insisted on remaining within the Catholic fold. After a period of severe repression in the last years of Louis XIV's reign (culminating in the papal condemnation summarised in the bull Unigenitus of 1713), Jansenism reemerged in the 1720s and 1730s as a puritan campaign for moral reform and spiritual revival similar to the evangelical movements of the Protestant world.

Scott, The Rise of the Great Powers, 1648-1815 (London, 1983); A. Lentin, Enlightened Absolutism: A Documentary Sourcebook (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1985); F. Venturi, The End of the Old Regime in Europe, 1768-1776 (Princeton, 1989) and his The End of the Old Regime in Europe, 1776-1789, 2 vols. (Princeton 1991); and the very large literature on individual states during this period. 23 By 1793, the term 'statesman' had become a term of abuse attached to Girondins and others perceived to modify their principles to suit their ambitions; but for the period before 1789 we are entitled to use the term more freely to describe some of those who saw no unbridgeable conflict between philosophical interests and political power.

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