Re-Writing the French Revolutionary Tradition: Liberal Opposition and the Fall of the Bourbon Monarchy

Re-Writing the French Revolutionary Tradition: Liberal Opposition and the Fall of the Bourbon Monarchy

by Robert Alexander, R. S. Alexander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521801222

ISBN-13: 9780521801225

Pub. Date: 02/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Examining the politics of the French Revolutionary tradition during the nineteenth century Bourbon Restoration and early July Monarchy, Robert Alexander argues that political struggle was not confined to the elite. The Restoration Liberal Opposition developed a reform tradition based on legal organization and persuasion, which would prove far more effective in

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Overview

Examining the politics of the French Revolutionary tradition during the nineteenth century Bourbon Restoration and early July Monarchy, Robert Alexander argues that political struggle was not confined to the elite. The Restoration Liberal Opposition developed a reform tradition based on legal organization and persuasion, which would prove far more effective in achieving progressive change than the revolutionary tradition of conspiracy and insurrection. Alexander analyzes relations among the Liberal Opposition, ultra-royalists and the state to support his claims.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521801225
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
New Studies in European History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
385
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps; List of tables; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations used in notes; Introduction: open questions; 1. False starts and uncertain beginnings: from the First Restoration (May 1814) to the elections of September 1816; 2. Battle commences: from September 1816 to July 1820; 3. Self-defeating opposition: from July 1820 to February 1824; 4. Back on track: from March 1824 to January 1828; 5. Towards victory?: from January 1828 to July 1830; 6. Aftermath: liberal opposition and the July Revolution; Conclusion: revolutionary tradition; Bibliography; Index.

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