Contents: Introduction. Part I International Dimension: A balancing act: domestic pressure and international systemic constraints in the foreign policies of the great powers 1848-51, M. Schulze; The 1848 revolutions and the British empire, M. Taylor. Part II National Experiences: Chartism in 1848: reflections on a non-revolution, H. Weisser; Spain and the revolutions of 1848, D.R. Headrick; The making of the Roman republic, H. Hearder; Revolutionary organisation in the context of backwardness: Hungary's 1848, G. Handlery; Liberal constitutionalism in the Frankfurt Parliament of 1848: an inquiry based on roll-call analysis, D.J. Mattheisen. Part III Political Mobilisation: The insurrectionary tradition in France 1835-48, P. Pilbeam; Peasants and revolutionaries in Venice and Veneto, 1848, P. Ginsborg; Petitions and the social context of political mobilisation in the revolution of 1848/49, C. Lipp/L. Krempel; Violence between civilian and state authorities in the Prussian Rhineland 1830-48, J.M. Brophy; Festivals of national unity in the German revolution of 1848-49, J. Sperber; German women and the revolution of 1848-49: Kathinka Zitz-Halein and the Humania Association, S. Zucker. Part IV Counter Revolution and the State: The role of state violence in the period of transition to industrial capitalism: the example of Prussia from 1815 to 1848, A. LA1/4dtke; Contention with civility: the state and social control on the German southwest 1760-1850, K. Wegert; The failure of popular counter-revolution in Risorgimento Italy: the case of the centurions, 1831-47, A.J. Reinermann; The techniques of repression. The control of popular protest in mid-19th-century France, R. Price; An army divided: the loyalty crisis of the Habsburg officer corps in 1848-49, I. Deak. Part V Legacy: Garibaldi and the legacy of the revolution of 1848 in southern Spain, G. Thomson; Commemorations of the revolution of 1848 and the Second Republic, T. Baycroft. Index.