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From the Publisher"In a broad sense, the age of revolutions began with the early tensions between America and Britain in the 1760s, and concluded with the conservative reactions to the revolutions of 1848. Revolutionaries, influenced by Enlightenment philosophies, attempted to overthrow or reform monarchies in favor of more liberal regimes and greater freedom, equality, and democracy. This work is a basic guide that emphasizes the revolutionary periods in America and France, the locations of the two most important and influential revolutions of the period. Essays focus on people, events, institutions, and ideas from the early years of George III through the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815. Additional contributions cover the influence of these revolutions and wars in Europe and Latin America and address unrest in Poland, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire. The essays, written by international contributors, range from two paragraphs to 10 pages. They are arranged alphabetically and provide clear description and analysis. Reading lists follow most entries, and a bibliography appears at the end of volume 2. The work includes a topical guide to the essays, chronology, subject index, maps, and primary documents related to France and America. Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/researchers; general readers."
"[S]uitable for serious students of the era, who will find it to be an excellent source for understanding the period and its extensive consequences."