Reform in Great Britain and Germany, 1750-1850 /
edited by T.C.W. Blanning & Peter Wende.
Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1999.
viii, 179 p. ; 25 cm.
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Oxford : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1999.
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Based on a conference held at Cornwall Terrace on 26 and 27 September 1997.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'Derek Beales chapter on the idea of reform in the 1830s and 1840s is afine piece of historical lexicography and an excellent primer for anyoneinterested in the changing and sometimes contradictory uses of the term - reform- in this period. This is a rich an very well executed volume. It iwll be ofgreatest interrest to scholars in the field, but nonspecialists and studentswill find much here worth reading. All the essays are well written, and someare elegant. L.G. Mitchells chapter ... is a fine piece of historical writing,and it stands as the best brief introduction to Whig ideas and strategies that Ihave read in at least the last ten years.'George Mariz, History.
In summary, the illustration of the different meanings and ambiguities ofcontemporary key concepts of the period such as 'state', 'reform', 'revolution'and 'parliament' in Germany and Britain is clearly one of the most valuableoutcomes of this book. It is hoped that such a collection will inspire morecomparisons on a European level of analysis.
'Reform in Great Britain and German ... is the comparative history ofstates, and it is work of a very high order ... the pieces achieve a degree ofunity one seldom encounters in collections of this sort. Each of the essaysmakes a genuine contribution to the field.'George Mariz, History.
'The contributions, which offer a wide range of new perspectives in detailgenerally based on original source material, allow a deeper insight into theadvantages of comparative analysis, especially where the articles concentratesystematically on both Britain and Germany.'Jorn Leonhard, EHR
This is an important and valuable contribution to the comparative understanding of Britain and Germany from 1750 to 1850.
'This is an important and valuable contribution to the comparativeunderstanding of Britain and Germany from 1750 to 1850'Jorn Leonhard, EHR
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Bowker Data Service Summary
It was reform not revolution that characterised the experience of both Great Britain and Germany from 1750 to 1850. This volume takes a comparative approach.
Long Description
In the study of late eighteenth-century Europe the concept of 'reform' has been neglected compared to the attention lavished on its more glamorous relation 'revolution'. Yet it was reform not revolution which characterized the experience of both Great Britain and Germany from 1750 to 1850. This volume takes a comparative approach to shed new light on old problems.
Main Description
This book brings together nine papers by leading British, Irish and German scholars on why these countries chose gradual, rather than radical, change during this period of history. Reform can be seen as a less exciting topic of study than revolution, but this book aims to redress this view.
Table of Contents
T. C. iIntroduction
Eckhart Hellmuth: Why does Corruption Matter?
Reforms and Reform Movements in Britain and Germany in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
The Whigs, the People, and Reform
Legal Reforms: Changing the Law in Germany in the Ancien
Regime and in the Vormarz
The Prussian Reformers and their Impact on German History
Reform in Britain and Prussia, 1797-1815: (Confessional)
Fiscal-Military State and Military-Agrarian Complex
The English as Reformers: Foreign Visitors' Impressions.1750-1850
Riding a Tiger
Reform, and Popular Politics in Ireland, 1800-1847
1848: Reform or Revolution in Germany and Great Britain
The Idea of Reform in British Politics 1829-1850
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