Age Of Revolution 1789 1848

The first in Eric Hobsbawm's dazzling trilogy on the history of the nineteenth century.

Author: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0297865307

Category: History

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The first in Eric Hobsbawm's dazzling trilogy on the history of the nineteenth century. Between 1789 and 1848 the world was transformed both by the French Revolution and also by the Industrial Revolution that originated in Britain. This 'Dual Revolution' created the modern world as we know it. Eric Hobsbawm traces with brilliant analytical clarity the transformation brought about in every sphere of European life by the Dual Revolution - in the conduct of war and diplomacy; in new industrial areas and on the land; among peasantry, bourgeoisie and aristocracy; in methods of government and of revolution; in science, philosophy and religion; in literature and the arts. But above all he sees this as the period when industrial capitalism established the domination over the rest of the world it was to hold for a century. Eric Hobsbawm's enthralling and original account is an impassioned but objective history of the most significant sixty years in the history of Europe.

The Age of Revolution





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The Age of Revolution 1789 1848

Dual revolution - industrial and political - in England and France, and its global consequences.

Author: Eric J. Hobsbawm



Category: Commerce

Page: 356

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Dual revolution - industrial and political - in England and France, and its global consequences.

State and Society in Spanish America During the Age of Revolution

Conclusion — Was There an Age of Revolution in Spanish America ? Eric Van
Young Eric Van Young chairs the Department of History at the University of
California , San Diego . He has written extensively on the social , economic ,
political ...

Author: Victor Uribe Uran

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842028745

Category: History

Page: 261

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State and Society in Spanish America during the Age of Revolution calls into question the orthodox split of Latin American history into colonial and modern, arguing that this split obscures significant economic, social, and even political continuities from 1780 to 1850. In addition, the book argues that the colonial-modern division makes it difficult to appraise historical changes in a comprehensive way. The book covers an unconventional period-1750 to 1850-and looks at the continuities over this longer, more comprehensive timespan. The essays discuss late colonial and postcolonial developments in gender, racial, class, and cultural relations across Latin America and in specific regions, including Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Chile. By bridging these two eras and looking at the "Age of Democratic Revolution" as a whole, the book allows readers to see the coming of Latin America's struggle for independence from Spain and Portugal and the changes after independence. Written by established Latin American scholars as well as up-and-coming historians, these essays are published in this volume for the first time. This book is ideal for courses on Latin American history, including colonial history, national history, and the "Age of Revolution."

The Age of Revolutions in Global Context C 1760 1840

The first truly global account of the causes and consequences of the transformative 'Age of Revolutions', this collection presents a strikingly novel and comprehensive view of the revolutionary era as well as rich examples of global history ...

Author: David Armitage

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137014156

Category: History

Page: 288

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A distinguished international team of historians examines the dynamics of global and regional change in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Providing uniquely broad coverage, encompassing North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, and China, the chapters shed new light on this pivotal period of world history. Offering fresh perspectives on: • the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions • the break-up of the Iberian empires • the Napoleonic Wars. The volume also presents ground-breaking treatments of world history from an African perspective, of South Asia's age of revolutions, and of stability and instability in China. The first truly global account of the causes and consequences of the transformative 'Age of Revolutions', this collection presents a strikingly novel and comprehensive view of the revolutionary era as well as rich examples of global history in practice.

Aristocracy and its Enemies in the Age of Revolution

Author: William Doyle

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191568279

Category: History

Page: 384

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Since time immemorial Europe had been dominated by nobles and nobilities. In the eighteenth century their power seemed better entrenched than ever. But in 1790 the French revolutionaries made a determined attempt to abolish nobility entirely. 'Aristocracy' became the term for everything they were against, and the nobility of France, so recently the most dazzling and sophisticated elite in the European world, found itself persecuted in ways that horrified counterparts in other countries. Aristocracy and its Enemies traces the roots of the attack on nobility at this time, looking at intellectual developments over the preceding centuries, in particular the impact of the American Revolution. It traces the steps by which French nobles were disempowered and persecuted, a period during which large numbers fled the country and many perished or were imprisoned. In the end abolition of the aristocracy proved impossible, and nobles recovered much of their property. Napoleon set out to reconcile the remnants of the old nobility to the consequences of revolution, and created a titled elite of his own. After his fall the restored Bourbons offered renewed recognition to all forms of nobility. But nineteenth century French nobles were a group transformed and traumatized by the revolutionary experience, and they never recovered their old hegemony and privileges. As William Doyle shows, if the revolutionaries failed in their attempt to abolish nobility, they nevertheless began the longer term process of aristocratic decline that has marked the last two centuries.

War in an Age of Revolution 1775 1815

Pointing to the “nationalization of the war and the militarization of national
feelings” in this period, historians have cited a ... 3 See, e.g., Eric Hobsbawm, The
Age of Revolutions (London, 1962); Michael Howard, War in European History ...

Author: Roger Chickering

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521899966

Category: History

Page: 422

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The essays in this volume examine the historical place of revolutionary warfare on both sides of the Atlantic, focusing on the degree to which they extended practices common in the eighteenth century or introduced fundamentally new forms of warfare.

Scandinavia in the Age of Revolution

Inspired by research on gender and politics in other European countries in the
Age of Revolution,' she explores how masculinity and femininity were politicized
in Sweden in this period. Her starting point is the fundamental but transforming ...

Author: Pasi Ihalainen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409482464

Category: History

Page: 404

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The 'Age of Revolution' is a term seldom used in Scandinavian historiography, despite the fact that Scandinavia was far from untouched by the late eighteenth-century revolutions in Europe and America. Scandinavia did experience its outbursts of radical thought, its assassinations and radical reforms, but these occurred within reasonably stable political structures, practices and ways of thinking. As recent research on the political cultures of the Nordic countries clearly demonstrates, the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish experiences of the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries offer a more differentiated look at what constitutes 'revolutionary' change in this period compared with other regions in Europe. They provide an alternative story of an incipient transition towards modernity, a 'Nordic model' in which radical change takes place within an apparent continuity of the established order. The long-term products of the processes of change that began in the Age of Revolution were some of the most progressive and stable political systems in the modern world. At the same time, the Scandinavian countries provide a number of instances which are directly relevant to comparisons particularly within the northwest European cultural area. Presenting the latest research on political culture in Scandinavia, this volume with twenty-seven contributions focuses on four key aspects: the crisis of monarchy; the transformation in political debate; the emerging influence of commercial interest in politics; and the shifting boundaries of political participation. Each section is preceded by an introduction that draws out the main themes of the chapters and how they contribute to the broader themes of the volume and to overall European history. Generously illustrated throughout, this book will introduce non-Scandinavian readers to developments in the Nordic countries during the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries and both complement and challenge research into the political cultures of Europe and America.

Witness to the Age of Revolution

Ceuta helps explain his understanding of the Age of Revolutions. This slim
northern African peninsula housed hundreds of political prisoners in the thirty-
five years that Juan Bautista spent there, decades that spanned the French
Revolution ...

Author: Charles F. Walker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190941162

Category: History

Page: 240

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The Tupac Amaru rebellion of 1780-1783 began as a local revolt against colonial authorities and grew into the largest rebellion in the history of Spain's American empire-more widespread and deadlier than the American Revolution. An official collector of tribute for the imperial crown, José Gabriel Condorcanqui had seen firsthand what oppressive Spanish rule meant for Peru's Indian population and, under the Inca royal name Tupac Amaru, he set events in motion that would transform him into one of Latin America's most iconic revolutionary figures. While he and the rebellion's leaders were put to death, his half-brother, Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru, survived but paid a high price for his participation in the uprising. This work in the Graphic History series is based on the memoir written by Juan Bautista about his odyssey as a prisoner of Spain. He endured forty years in jails, dungeons, and presidios on both sides of the Atlantic. Juan Bautista spent two years in jail in Cusco, was freed, rearrested, and then marched 700 miles in chains over the Andes to Lima. He spent two years aboard a ship travelling around Cape Horn to Spain. Subsequently, he endured over thirty years imprisoned in Ceuta, Spain's much-feared garrison city on the northern tip of Africa. In 1822, priest Marcos Durán Martel and Maltese-Argentine naval hero Juan Bautista Azopardo arranged to have him freed and sent to the newly independent Argentina, where he became a symbol of Argentina's short-lived romance with the Incan Empire. There he penned his memoirs, but died without fulfilling his dream of returning to Peru. This stunning graphic history relates the life and legacy of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru, enhanced by a selection of primary sources, and chronicles the harrowing and extraordinary life of a firsthand witness to the Age of Revolution. .

The English Atlantic in an Age of Revolution 1640 1661

Revolution. and. the. English. Atlantic. In the two decades before 1661, England,
Scotland, and Ireland experienced civil wars, ... Because the colonies were in a
formative period—none had reached the age of thirty-five when Charles I called a

Author: Carla Gardina Pestana

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042077

Category: History

Page: 356

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Between 1640 and 1660, England, Scotland, and Ireland faced civil war, invasion, religious radicalism, parliamentary rule, and the restoration of the monarchy. Carla Gardina Pestana offers a sweeping history that systematically connects these cataclysmic events and the development of the infant plantations from Newfoundland to Surinam. By 1660, the English Atlantic emerged as religiously polarized, economically interconnected, socially exploitative, and ideologically anxious about its liberties. War increased both the proportion of unfree laborers and ethnic diversity in the settlements. Neglected by London, the colonies quickly developed trade networks, especially from seafaring New England, and entered the slave trade. Barbadian planters in particular moved decisively toward slavery as their premier labor system, leading the way toward its adoption elsewhere. When by the 1650s the governing authorities tried to impose their vision of an integrated empire, the colonists claimed the rights of freeborn English men, making a bid for liberties that had enormous implications for the rise in both involuntary servitude and slavery. Changes at home politicized religion in the Atlantic world and introduced witchcraft prosecutions. Pestana presents a compelling case for rethinking our assumptions about empire and colonialism and offers an invaluable look at the creation of the English Atlantic world.

Indian and Slave Royalists in the Age of Revolution

elites.7 Popayán's long-lasting multiethnic royalist alliances constitute a
particularly fertile ground for analyzing the diversity, complexity, and impact of the
politics of Indians and slaves during the Age of Revolution. The book illustrates
why we ...

Author: Marcela Echeverri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107084148

Category: History

Page: 294

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Marcela Echeverri draws a picture of the royalist region of Popayán (modern-day Colombia) that reveals deep chronological layers and multiple social and spatial textures. She uses royalism as a lens to rethink the temporal, spatial, and conceptual boundaries that conventionally structure historical narratives about the Age of Revolution.

Mutiny and Maritime Radicalism in the Age of Revolution

INTRODUCTION In 1795 the island of Curac ̧ao was rocked by one of the larger
slave revolts of the age of revolution.1 The revolt was closely connected with the
uprising in Saint-Domingue and the unstable political situation in the ...

Author: Niklas Frykman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107689325

Category: History

Page: 286

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This volume explores mutiny and maritime radicalism in its full geographic extent during the Age of Revolution.

The Age of Revolution 1957

The whole British nation had been united in the expulsion of James. But there
was now no lawful Government of any kind. A Convention Parliament was
summoned by the Prince on the advice of the statesmen who had made the

Author: Winston S. Churchill

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 0795330472

Category: History

Page: 402

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The third volume of the prime minister’s history of Britain follows the nation’s ascent as a world power and its response to the threat of Napoleon. In the “wilderness” years after Sir Winston Churchill unflinchingly guided his country through World War II, he turned his masterful hand to an exhaustive history of the country he loved above all else. And the world discovered that this brilliant military strategist was an equally brilliant storyteller. In 1953, the great man was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for “his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.” This third of four volumes explores Britain’s rise to world leadership during the eighteenth-century Age of Revolution. With characteristic eloquence, Churchill recounts the plunging of the South Seas company stock, the Spanish and Austrian Successions, the Treaty of Utrecht, the Seven Years’ War, and the American and French Revolutions. This sweeping history is a must-read for history buffs. “This history will endure; not only because Sir Winston has written it, but also because of its own inherent virtues—its narrative power, its fine judgment of war and politics, of soldiers and statesmen, and even more because it reflects a tradition of what Englishmen in the hey-day of their empire thought and felt about their country’s past.” —The Daily Telegraph

Dandyism in the Age of Revolution

In a speech before the National Convention on September 5, 1793, the deputy
Bertrand Barère recounted a conversation overheard by a patriot at the Palais de
la Révolution. The participants in the exchange were “six young men, I would ...

Author: Elizabeth Amann

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022618739X

Category: History

Page: 288

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From the color of a politician’s tie, to exorbitantly costly haircuts, to the size of an American flag pin adorning a lapel, it’s no secret that style has political meaning. And there was no time in history when the politics of fashion was more fraught than during the French Revolution. In the 1790s almost any article of clothing could be scrutinized for evidence of one’s political affiliation. A waistcoat with seventeen buttons, for example, could be a sign of counterrevolution—a reference to Louis XVII—and earn its wearer a trip to the guillotine. In Dandyism in the Age of Revolution, Elizabeth Amann shows that in France, England, and Spain, daring dress became a way of taking a stance toward the social and political upheaval of the period. France is the centerpiece of the story, not just because of the significance of the Revolution but also because of the speed with which its politics and fashions shifted. Dandyism in France represented an attempt to recover a political center after the extremism of the Terror, while in England and Spain it offered a way to reflect upon the turmoil across the Channel and Pyrenees. From the Hair Powder Act, which required users of the product to purchase a permit, to the political implications of the feather in Yankee Doodle’s hat, Amann aims to revise our understanding of the origins of modern dandyism and to recover the political context from which it emerged.

Political Thought in the Age of Revolution 1776 1848

Having described our period as the age of revolution, we can designate Paine as
the man of revolution – even more so than Marx – for he played an active part in
both the great uprisings of the age. Paine's Common Sense (1776) did much to ...

Author: Dr Michael Levin

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137267623

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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The years between the American Revolution of 1776, the French Revolution of 1789 and the European Revolutions of 1848 saw fundamental shifts from autocracy to emerging democracy. It is a vital period in what may be termed 'modernity': that is of the western societies that are increasingly industrial, capitalist and liberal democratic. Unsurprisingly, these years of stress and transition produced some significant reflections on politics and society. This indispensable introductory text considers how a cluster of key thinkers viewed the global political upheavals and social changes of their time, covering the work of: • Edmund Burke * Georg Hegel • Thomas Paine * Alexis de Tocqueville • Jeremy Bentham * Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Lively and approachable, it is essential reading for anyone with an interest in modern history, political history or political thought.

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution

to David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770–
1823 considerations had led to Britain ending slavery in its Caribbean colonies.
Previous scholars had attributed this action to the social struggles of abolitionists,

Author: Duncan Money

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351351532



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How was it possible for opponents of slavery to be so vocal in opposing the practice, when they were so accepting of the economic exploitation of workers in western factories - many of which were owned by prominent abolitionists? David Brion Davis's The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823, uses the critical thinking skill of analysis to break down the various arguments that were used to condemn one set of controversial practices, and examine those that were used to defend another. His study allows us to see clear differences in reasoning and to test the assumptions made by each argument in turn. The result is an eye-opening explanation that makes it clear exactly how contemporaries resolved this apparent dichotomy - one that allows us to judge whether the opponents of slavery were clear-eyed idealists, or simply deployers of arguments that pandered to their own base economic interests.

A German Life in the Age of Revolution

The story of Joseph Gorres's life is in many ways the story of German political
culture in the revolutionary epoch . Indeed , Gorres's very dates , 1776-1848 ,
frame the " Age of Revolution . " Like the age in which he lived , Gorres's life was

Author: Jon Vanden Heuvel

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813209487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 408

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The story of Joseph Gorres's life is in many ways the story of German political culture in the revolutionary epoch. Indeed, his dates, 1776-1848, frame the "Age of Revolution" and, like the age in which he lived, Gorres's life was marked by great upheavals. One of the most prominent German journalists of his age, Gorres pioneered political journalism, or what was called Publizistik in Germany. He was a founder of political Catholicism, and was in no small part responsible for the fact that Germany eventually developed a party based on the Catholic confession. Gorres was also an extraordinarily prolific scholar with an almost dizzying range of interests. His life provides a window into an incredibly prolific era in European history, into the political implications of the Enlightenment, the wide-reaching intellectual movement of German romanticism, the roots of German nationalism, and the origins of German political party formation.Gorres traversed the entire political spectrum of his age: his youth, formed in the shadow of the French Revolution, was characterized by enlightened, cosmopolitan republicanism -- what some have dubbed "German Jacobinism"; his middle years included a romantic phase, in which he helped foster a nascent German cultural nationalism, before he became a fiery nationalist writer and publisher of the Rheinischer Merkur, the most important political newspaper in Germany up to that time. In the sunset of his life he was primarily a Catholic political polemicist.Gorres helped shape the immensely creative and pivotal years in which he lived, years that saw the development of the modern state system and the origin of the political spectrum in Germany, as well as thevery concepts "liberal" and "conservative", which are so much a part of our political discourse today.

William Blake and the Age of Revolution

THE MAN WITHOUT A MASK ONE William Blake lived in the most violent age of
English history. Its revolution had indeed long been gathering speed. Industry
was grouping itself afresh, the new farming had been begun, the population was

Author: Jacob Bronowski

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571286933

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Bronowski was fascinated by William Blake for much of his life. His first book about him, A Man Without a Mask, was published in 1944. In 1958 his famous Penguin selection of Blake's poems and letters was published. As further testimony to Bronowski's enthusiasm it should be noted that the final plate in the book of his great TV series The Ascent of Man is Blake's frontispiece to Songs of Experience. William Blake and the Age of Revolution, first published in 1965, is, in some ways, a revised edition of A Man Without a Mask, in others, a new book. In it Bronowski gives a stimulating interpretation of Blake's art and poetry in the context of the revolutionary period in which he was working. Like all of Bronowski's writings it dazzles with wide-ranging erudition, making this work far removed from conventional literary criticism.

Transatlantic Abolitionism in the Age of Revolution

From an early stage, Brissot had identified himself with the wider, international
aims of the Revolution, includ— ing open—ended war against France's enemies,
which he felt should be conducted without compromising the Revolution's
original ...

Author: J. R. Oldfield

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107030765

Category: History

Page: 282

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An in-depth, comparative study of transatlantic abolitionism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution 1770 1823

Perhaps a just God would make allowance for the Americans' good intentions, as
well as for their inability to do anything about the unfortunate “source” of their
freedom. But there was more to this conflict than irony. If the American Revolution

Author: David Brion Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198029496

Category: Social Science

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David Brion Davis's books on the history of slavery reflect some of the most distinguished and influential thinking on the subject to appear in the past generation. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, the sequel to Davis's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture and the second volume of a proposed trilogy, is a truly monumental work of historical scholarship that first appeared in 1975 to critical acclaim both academic and literary. This reprint of that important work includes a new preface by the author, in which he situates the book's argument within the historiographic debates of the last two decades.