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The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and… (original 1959; edition 2014)

by R. R. Palmer (Author), Professor David Armitage (Foreword)

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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 elites, and a new form of society that placed a greater value on social mobility and legal equality. Featuring a new foreword by David Armitage, this Princeton Classics edition of The Age of the Democratic Revolution introduces a new generation of readers to this enduring work of political history.… (more)
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Title:The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800 - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics (90))
Authors:R. R. Palmer (Author)
Other authors:Professor David Armitage (Foreword)
Info:Princeton University Press (2014), Edition: Revised, 880 pages
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Tags:aristocratic politics, history of european political thought, history of american political thought, history of revolution, european history 1500-1900, american history 1600-1900

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The Age of the Democratic Revolution, Vol. 1: The Challenge by R. R. Palmer (1959)

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2069 The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800 The Challenge, by R. R. Palmer (read 29 Mar 1987) This is the first volume of a two-volume work. It spends a lot of time talking about theory and it was not too interesting at times. There are 15 chapters and they cover the period from 1760 to 1789. ( )
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Preface -- There have been a great many works on the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the beginnings of the parliamentary reform movement in Great Britain, and on Irish affairs, as also, though less known in the English-speaking world, on the several countries of continental Europe during this revolutionary era.
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