Reform in Great Britain and Germany 1750-1850: Proceedings of the British Academy . 100

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 1999-08-01
Publisher(s): David Brown Book Co
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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

Notes on Contributors vii
T.C.W. Blanning
Peter Wende
Why does Corruption Matter? Reforms and Reform Movements in Britain and Germany in the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
Eckhart Hellmuth
The Whigs, the People, and Reform
L.G. Mitchell
Legal Reforms: Changing the Law in Germany in the Ancien Regime and in the Vormarz
Diethelm Klippel
The Prussian Reformers and their Impact on German History
Hagen Schulze
Reform in Britain and Prussia, 1797--1815: (Confessional) Fiscal-Military State and Military-Agrarian Complex
Brendan Simms
The English as Reformers: Foreign Vistors' Impressions, 1750--1850
Paul Langford
Riding a Tiger: Daniel O'Connell, Reform, and Popular Politics in Ireland, 1800--1847
K. Theodore Hoppen
1848: Reform or Revolution in Germany and Great Britain
Peter Wende
The Idea of Reform in British Politics, 1829--1850
Derek Beales
Index 175

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