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Making sense of constitutional monarchism in post-Napoleonic France and Germany /
Markus J. Prutsch, Researcher, European Parliament.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
viii, 333 p.
ISBN
0230316492 (hardback), 9780230316492 (hardback)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
0230316492 (hardback)
9780230316492 (hardback)
contents note
Machine generated contents note: -- Acknowledgements Introduction The Charte and Constitutional Monarchism Constitutional Discourse and Political Reality in post-Napoleonic Germany Transfer and Reception: Bavaria and Baden as Case Studies Constitutional Practice: A Comparison Constitutional Monarchism: Reflections in Political ThoughtResultsBibliography.
abstract
"The collapse of the Napoleonic order in 1814 symbolised a victory over revolutionary principles, yet it was impossible to turn the clock back and negate the legacy of the Revolution and the Napoleonic age. Could monarchical claims for personal government be realistically reconciled with the legacy of the Revolution? This dilemma gave rise to the concept of a genuinely 'monarchical' form of political rule in Europe, which distinguished itself not only from absolutism and revolutionary constitutionalism, but also British parliamentarianism. Focusing on the genesis of 'constitutional monarchism' in the context of the French Restoration and its favourable reception in post-Napoleonic Germany, this study highlights the potential and limitations of the daring attempt to improve traditional forms of monarchical legitimacy by means of a modern representative constitution. With historical, legal and politico-theoretical aspects equally examined, this work contributes towards a clearer understanding both of the 19th century and European constitutionalism."--
catalogue key
8729132
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 293-326) and index.
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Focusing on the genesis of 'constitutional monarchism' in the context of the French Restoration and its favourable reception in post-Napoleonic Germany, this study highlights the potential and limitations of a daring attempt to improve traditional forms of monarchical legitimacy by means of a modern representative constitution.
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A comprehensive study of the role of 'constitutional monarchism' as a model for post-Napoleonic Europe
Long Description
The collapse of the Napoleonic order in 1814 symbolised a victory over revolutionary principles, yet it was impossible to turn the clock back and negate the legacy of the Revolution and the Napoleonic age. Could monarchical claims for personal government be realistically reconciled with the legacy of the Revolution? This dilemma gave rise to the concept of a genuinely 'monarchical' form of political rule in Europe, which distinguished itself not only from absolutism and revolutionary constitutionalism, but also British parliamentarianism. Focusing on the genesis of 'constitutional monarchism' in the context of the French Restoration and its favourable reception in post-Napoleonic Germany, this study highlights the potential and limitations of the daring attempt to improve traditional forms of monarchical legitimacy by means of a modern representative constitution. With historical, legal and politico-theoretical aspects equally examined, this work contributes towards a clearer understanding both of the 19th century and European constitutionalism.
Long Description
The collapse of the Napoleonic order in 1814 symbolised a victory over revolutionary principles, yet it was impossible to turn the clock back and negate the legacy of the Revolution and the Napoleonic age. Could monarchical claims for personal government be realistically reconciled with the legacy of the Revolution? This dilemma gave rise to the concept of a genuinely 'monarchical' form of political rule in Europe, which distinguished itself not only from absolutism and revolutionary constitutionalism, but also British parliamentarianism.Focusing on the genesis of 'constitutional monarchism' in the context of the French Restoration and its favourable reception in post-Napoleonic Germany, this study highlights the potential and limitations of the daring attempt to improve traditional forms of monarchical legitimacy by means of a modern representative constitution. With historical, legal and politico-theoretical aspects equally examined, this work contributes towards a clearer understanding both of the 19th century and European constitutionalism.
Table of Contents
Diagramp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Subject and focus of researchp. 1
Analytical approachp. 7
Outline of chaptersp. 8
The Charte and Constitutional Monarchismp. 10
The prelude to the Chartep. 10
End of the Napoleonic empire and restoration of the Bourbonsp. 10
The Senatorial Constitution of 6 April 1814p. 15
The genesis of the Charte constitutionnellep. 18
The return of the King and the Declaration of Saint-Ouenp. 18
The Constitutional Commission and the Enactment of the Chartep. 22
The provisions of the Charte constitutionnellep. 25
Purloined revolution and political innovationp. 30
Conclusionsp. 35
Constitutional Discourse and Political Reality in Post-Napoleonic Germanyp. 39
Beginnings of constitutional receptionp. 39
Constitutional debate and 'models' around 1815p. 44
The nature of constitutional discoursep. 44
Perception of revolutionary constitutionalismp. 48
Perception of the English Constitutionp. 53
Perception of constitutional monarchismp. 56
Discourse on Landständische Verfassungp. 61
Political reality and the ruling classp. 65
Conclusionsp. 69
Transfer and Reception: Bavaria and Baden as Case Studiesp. 74
Framework for constitutionalisationp. 74
Bavariap. 74
Badenp. 79
Conclusionsp. 83
Genesis of the Constitutionsp. 84
Bavariap. 84
Badenp. 93
Conclusionsp. 101
Text of the Constitutionsp. 103
Bavariap. 103
Badenp. 108
Conclusionsp. 112
Interim resultsp. 114
Constitutional Practice: A Comparisonp. 121
Bavariap. 121
Badenp. 141
Francep. 152
Conclusionsp. 171
Constitutional Monarchisms: Reflections in Political Thoughtp. 178
French perspectivesp. 179
German perspectivesp. 185
British perspectivesp. 199
Conclusionsp. 201
Resultsp. 205
Notesp. 222
Bibliographyp. 293
Sourcesp. 293
Unprinted Sourcesp. 293
Printed Sourcesp. 294
Literaturep. 306
Indexp. 327
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