COL Norbert

Professeur d’histoire moderne et civilisation britannique

Université de Bretagne Sud (UBS Lorient)

Research expertise

Pensée conservatrice, XVII-XVIIIè siècles, Edmund Burke, Jonathan Swift, politique, religion.


People Concepts

Edmund Burke

While Edmund Burke was a lifelong practitioner of sociability at all possible levels ̶ familial, intellectual and political ̶ , what is far more arresting are the gaps between his early theorising, in Sublime and Beautiful, and what happened with the French Revolution. The latter helped Burke show that ambition was now destructive of sociability, no longer just one of its components.