The European Revolutions, 1848-1851

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Electronic books - 282 pages
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The European Revolutions, 1848–1851 is a student textbook, designed to introduce, in an accessible manner, all the principal themes and problems of this sometimes bewildering period in European history. Professor Sperber's account, which is supplemented by extensive notes for further reading and potted biographies of the principal individuals involved, incorporates the very latest scholarship on the revolution as a social and political mass movement. It describes the events of the various national revolutions (both in 1848, and the subsequent, often-neglected period 1849–51), analyses the contrasting social and political tensions underlying the outbreak of revolution, explores the different varieties of revolutionary experience, and compares the events of 1848–51 both with the previous wave of 1789–95 and the successor of 1917–23.
  

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Brilliant, readable grand summary of these revolutions. It is not the most dramatic book, if drama means leading personages and famous events. But it makes the case (overwhelmingly) that this way of ... Read full review

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Excellent overview, not only of the Revolutions, but also of the socioeconomic structure of the first half of the century. Really quite good. Read full review

Contents

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Page 263 - DM 77 Wolfgang Kessler: Politik, Kultur und Gesellschaft in Kroatien und Slawonien in der ersten Hδlfte des 19. Jahrhunderts.
Page 264 - TJ Clark, The Absolute Bourgeois: Artists and Politics in France, 1848-1851 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1973), 17-20, 22, 25-26, 29; and Marcia Pointon, "Liberty on the Barricades: Women, Politics, and Sexuality in Delacroix," in her Naked Authority: The Body in Western Painting, 1830-1908 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990), 59-82.

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Jonathan Sperber, the author of The European Revolutions, 1848-1851, is the Curators' Professor of History at the University of Missouri. He has written extensively on the social and political history of nineteenth-century Europe.

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