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    DescriptionMartyn Lyons offers a fresh interpretation of European history in the half-century following the fall of Napoleon. Instead of seeing the period in traditional terms of Restoration and Reaction, this new account emphasizes the problems of remembering and forgetting the recent revolutionary and Napoleonic past, and of either incorporating or rejecting its legacy. Post-Revolutionary Europe: - makes interesting comparisons and contrasts between the fall of the French Empire in 1815 and the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989-91 - examines the new forms of popular participation in political life which developed between the 1830 and 1848 Revolutions, as a broad public sphere of action was created - offers a series of thematic chapters which discuss key topics such as peasants and artisans, the bourgeois family, nationalism, the growth of cities, and European Jewry - covers a wide geographical context, from Britain to the Balkans and from Portugal to Russia. Illustrated throughout, this clear and engaging text is essential reading for all those with an interest in this important period of European history.


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    Title
    Post-Revolutionary Europe
    Subtitle
    1815-1856
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martyn Lyons
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333948064
    ISBN 10: 0333948068
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037060, HIS010000
    DC22: 940.28
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1D
    DC22: 940.2/8
    LC classification: D383 .L96 2006
    BISAC region code: 1.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHD
    Illustrations note
    15 images & 8 maps
    Publisher
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    19 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Basingstoke
    Author Information
    MARTYN LYONS is Professor of History at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He has published widely on French revolutionary and Napoleonic history. His previous publications include Napoleon Bonaparte and the Legacy of the French Revolution (1994) and Readers and Society in Nineteenth-Century France (2001), both also published by Palgrave Macmillan.
    Review quote
    '[Lyons writes] not a history of restoration and reaction, but a history of memory and forgetfulness of the revolutionary and Napoleonic past; not a history of national awakening, but rather a history of national construction ...[Lyons has] a thoroughly profound foreign-language ability... the all-embracing structure of his book already reveals the effort made to attain new perspectives. [The book] is to be recommended as a valuable synthesis, combining a solid account with the latest research trends'. - Translated from J.Schmidt-Funke, H-Soz-u-Kult 'A stimulating book... valuable in overturning the numerous assumptions and over-simplifications that often characterize interpretations of the history of the period.' - M.Rowe, European History Quarterly
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations List of Maps and Tables Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction: Rethinking Post-revolutionary Europe Endings and Beginnings: Europe in 1815 Re-inventing the Monarchy: France, 1814-1830 Conservatism and Political Repression, 1815-1830 The Underground Republic: Opposition Movements 1815-48 The Fragility of Nationalism The Revolutions of 1830 The Rise of Public Opinion The 'Juste Mileu' and Gathering Unrest, 1830-48 The Jews: The Dilemmas of Emancipation The City The Peasant World The Crisis of the Artisans Bourgeois Culture and the Domestic Ideology The Revolutions of 1848 The Crimean War and Beyond Notes Recommended Further Reading Index