The Revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849: From Reform to Reaction

Paperback | January 1, 2002

byRobert Evans, Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann

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These essays arose out of lectures given in Oxford to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1848 revolutions in Europe. Authoritative, yet readable and colourful, they comprise judicicious summaries of the existing stte of knowledge, as well as new insights and unfamiliar information. Thebook also seeks to place the revolutionary events in their wider context: apart from chapters covering the main centres of disturbance in France, Germany, Italy, and the Habsburg lands, there are discussions of the situation in Britain and Russia, which were affected but not convulsed by thedisorders elsewhere; of reactions in the United States of America; of the symbolism of 1848 for the later democratic, radical, and socialist movements. 1848 marked the first breakdown of traditional authority across much of the continent, and as such is of profound significance in the developmentof modern European politics as a whole.

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These essays arose out of lectures given in Oxford to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1848 revolutions in Europe. Authoritative, yet readable and colourful, they comprise judicicious summaries of the existing stte of knowledge, as well as new insights and unfamiliar information. Thebook also seeks to place the revolutionary ev...

Robert Evans is Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford. Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann is Professor of Modern History, University of Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.55 inPublished:January 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann: Preface1. R.J.W. Evans: Introduction2. Geoffrey Ellis: The Revolutions of 1848-9 in France3. Denis Mack Smith: The Revolutions of 1848-9 in Italy4. Leslie Mitchell: Britain's Reaction to the Revolutions5. Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann: The German Revolution of 1848-50 and the Sonderweg of Mecklenburg6. David Saunders: A Pyrrhic Victory: The Russian Empire in 18487. Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe: The United States and the Revolutions of 18488. R.J.W. Evans: 1848-9 in the Habsburg Monarchy9. Robert Gildea: 1848 in European Collective Memory

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`a fresh, lively and stimulating set of essays.'English Historical Review