The European Revolutions, 1848-1851

The European Revolutions, 1848-1851

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Reaching from the Atlantic to Ukraine, from the Baltic to the Mediterranean, the revolutions of 1848 brought millions of people across the European continent into political life. Nationalist aspirations, social issues and feminist demands coming to the fore in the mid-century revolutions would reverberate in continental Europe until 1914 and beyond. Yet the new regimes established then proved ephemeral, succumbing to counter-revolution. In this second edition, Jonathan Sperber has updated and expanded his study of the European Revolutions between 1848a€“1851. Emphasizing the socioeconomic background to the revolutions, and the diversity of political opinions and experiences of participants, the book offers an inclusive narrative of the revolutionary events and a structural analysis of the reasons for the revolutions' ultimate failure. A wide-reaching conclusion and a detailed bibliography make the book ideal both for classroom use and for a general reader wishing a better knowledge of this major historical event.In addition, the work contains thematic essays on topics such as the peasantry, the labor movement, and the womena#39;s ... Essays in this volume on responses to the 1 848 revolutions in the Russian Empire and the United States cover topics ... Erfahrung- Verarbeitung - Deutung (Gottingen, 1998), containing the work of younger scholars with a strong focus on the new cultural history, and Helgard Frohlich, anbsp;...

Title:The European Revolutions, 1848-1851
Author:Jonathan Sperber
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2005-07-07


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