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The Age of the Democratic Revolution : a Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800

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The Age of the Democratic Revolution : a Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
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The Age of the Democratic Revolution
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a Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
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For the Western world, the period from 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. Here for the first time in one volume is R.R. Palmer's magisterial account of this incendiary age. Palmer argues that the American, French, and Polish revolutions-and the movements for political change in Britain, Ireland, Holland, and elsewhere-were manifestations of similar political ideas, needs, and conflicts. Palmer traces the clash between an older form of society, marked by legalized social rank and hereditary or self-perpetuating
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The Age of the Democratic Revolution : a Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
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The Age of the Democratic Revolution : a Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
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The Constitution: Mounier and Sieyès
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  • Cover; Title; Copyright; CONTENTS; List of Maps; Foreword; Part 1: The Challenge; Preface to Part 1; I. The Age of the Democratic Revolution; The Revolution of Western Civilization; A "Democratic" Revolution: "Democrat" and "Aristocrat" in European Languages; A Preview of What Follows; II. Aristocracy about 1760: The Constituted Bodies; The Diets of Eastern Europe; Councils and Estates of the Middle Zone; The Provincial Estates and Parlements of France; Parliaments and Assemblies in the British Isles and America; III. Aristocracy about 1760: Theory and Practice
  • Montesquieu, Real de Curban, Blackstone, WarburtonUses and Abuses of Social Rank; Problems of Administration, Recruitment, Taxation, and Class Consciousness; IV. Clashes with Monarchy; The QuasiRevolution in France, 1763-1774; The Monarchist Coup d'Etat of 1772 in Sweden; The Hapsburg Empire; V.A Clash with Democracy: Geneva and JeanJacques Rousseau; Rousseau, Voltaire, and Geneva to 1762; The Social Contract, 1762; The Genevese Revolution of 1768; VI. The British Parliament between King and People; The British Constitution; The First American Crisis: The Stamp Act
  • Tribulations of Parliament, 1766-1774The Second American Crisis: The Coercive Acts and the Continental Congress; VII. The American Revolution: The Forces in Conflict; The Revolution: Was There Any?; AngloAmerica before the Revolution; The Revolution: Democracy and Aristocracy; The Revolution: Britain and Europe; VIII. The American Revolution: The People as Constituent Power; The Distinctiveness of American Political Ideas; Constitution-Making in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts; A Word on the Constitution of the United States; Ambivalence of the American Revolution
  • IX. Europe and the American RevolutionThe Sense of a New Era; Channels of Communication; The Depths of Feeling; The American Constitutions: An International Argument; X. Two Parliaments Escape Reform; The Arming of Ireland: "Grattan's Parliament"; The "Association" Movement in England; The Reform Bills and Their Failure; The Conservatism of Edmund Burke; The "Appellation of Citizen" vs. the Test Act; XI. Democrats and Aristocrats-Dutch, Belgian, and Swiss; The Dutch Patriot Movement; The Belgian Revolution; A View of Switzerland; Reflections on the Foregoing
  • XII. The Limitations of Enlightened DespotismJoseph II: The Attempted Revolution from Above; Leopold II: The Aristocratic Counterattack; Three Charters of the North; XIII. The Lessons of Poland; The Gentry Republic; The Polish Revolution: The Constitution of 1791; A Game of Ideological Football; XIV. The French Revolution: The Aristocratic Resurgence; The Problem of the French Revolution; Ministers and Parlements, 1774-1788; The Aristocratic Revolt; XV. The French Revolution: The Explosion of 1789; The Formation of a Revolutionary Psychology; The Overturn: May to August 1789
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