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The revolutions in Europe, 1848-1849 : from reform to reaction
Evans, Robert John Weston.

1st pbk. ed.
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
xi, 250 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Chronology -- Map: Central Europe in 1848-1849 -- 1. 1848-1849: a European revolution? / Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann -- 2. Liberalism, nationalism, and the coming of the revolution / R.J.W. Evans -- 3. The revolution of 1848-1849 in France / Geoffrey Ellis -- 4. The revolutions of 1848-1849 in Italy / Denis Mack Smith -- 5. Britain's reaction to the revolutions / Leslie Mitchell -- 6. The German revolutions of 1848-1850 and the Sonderweg of Mecklenburg / Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann -- 7. A pyrrhic victory: the Russian empire in 1848 / David Saunders -- 8. The United States and the revolutions of 1848 / Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe -- 9. 1848-1849 in the Habsburg monarchy / R.J.W. Evans -- 10. 1848 in European collective memory / Robert Gildea -- List of contributors -- Index.


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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 judicious summaries of the existing state 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; and of the symbolism of 1848 for 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 development of modern European politics as a whole.

Table of Contents

Map: Central Europe in 1848-1849
1 1848-1849: A European Revolution?Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann
2 Liberalism, Nationalism, and the Coming of the RevolutionR.J.W. Evans
3 The Revolution of 1848-9 in FranceGeoffrey Ellis
4 The Revolutions of 1848-9 in ItalyDenis Mack Smith
5 Britain's Reaction to the RevolutionsLeslie Mitchell
6 The German Revolution of 1848-50 and the Sonderweg of MecklenburgHartmut Pogge von Strandmann
7 A Pyrrhic Victory: The Russian Empire in 1848David Saunders
8 The United States and the Revolutions of 1848Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe
9 1848-9 in the Habsburg MonarchyR.J.W. Evans
10 1848 in European Collective MemoryRobert Gildea
List of Contributors