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The age of the democratic revolution : a political history of Europe and America, 1760-1800

The age of the democratic revolution : a political history of Europe and America, 1760-1800

Author: R R Palmer
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1969, ©1959.
Series: Princeton paperbacks, 192.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Princeton pbk. printView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R R Palmer
ISBN: 0691005699 9780691005690 0691005702 9780691005706
OCLC Number: 8118347
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1] The Challenge : The age of the democratic revolution --
Aristocracy about 1760: the constituted bodies --
Aristocracy about 1760: theory and practice --Clashes with monarchy --
A clash with democracy: Geneva and Jean-Jacques Rousseau --
The British Parliament between king and people --
The American Revolution: the forces in conflict --
The American Revolution: the people as constituent power --
Europe and the American Revolution --
Two parliaments escape reform --
Democrats and aristocrats: Dutch, Belgian, and Swiss --
The limitations of enlightened despotism --
The lessons of Poland --
The French Revolution: the aristocratic resurgence --
The French Revolution: the explosion of 1789 --
Appendices --
[2] The struggle : The issues and the adversaries --
The revolutionizing of the Revolution --
Liberation and annexation; 1792-1793 --
The survival of the revolution in France --
Victories of the counter-revolution in Eastern Europe --
The Batavian Republic --
The French Directory: mirage of the moderates --
The French Directory between the extremes --
The Revolution comes to Italy --
The Cisalpine Republic --
1798: the high tide of revolutionary democracy --
The republics at Rome and Naples --
The Helvetic Republic --
Germany: the revolution of the mind --
Britain: republicanism and the establishment --
America: democracy native and imported --
Climax and denouement --
Series Title: Princeton paperbacks, 192.
Other Titles: Challenge.
Responsibility: by R.R. Palmer.


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