Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800, Volume 2: The Struggle / Edition 1

Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800, Volume 2: The Struggle / Edition 1

by R. R. Palmer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0691005702

ISBN-13: 9780691005706

Pub. Date: 04/01/1970

Publisher: Princeton University Press

For the Western world as a whole, the period from about 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. It is the thesis of this major work that the American, French, and Polish revolutions, and the movements for political change in Britain, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and other

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For the Western world as a whole, the period from about 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. It is the thesis of this major work that the American, French, and Polish revolutions, and the movements for political change in Britain, Ireland, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, and other countries, although each distinctive in its way, were all manifestations of recognizably similar political ideas, needs, and conflicts.

Volume 1 of this distinguished two-volume work, "The Challenge," received critical accolades throughout the world. It was the winner of the Bancroft Prize in 1960 and was called "one of the classic works of American historical scholarship" (Key Reporter) and a book which "will enlarge and clarify our understanding of modern Western history. It will re-emphasize the strength and vitality of the roots that supported the growth of democracy in the Old and New Worlds" (New York Times). "Occasionally a historical work appears which, by synthesis of much previous specialized work and by intelligent reflection upon the whole, makes events of the past click into a new pattern and assume fresh meaning. Professor Palmer's book is such a work" (American Historical Review).

"The Challenge" took the story to the eve of the French Revolutionary wars; Volume 2, "The Struggle" continues the account to 1800.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691005706
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1970
Series:
Age of the Democratic Revolution Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
596
Sales rank:
930,863
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)

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