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1848: Year of Revolution
Mike Rapport

Classification : History
Pub Date : Jun 05, 2008
Imprint : Little, Brown
Page Extent : 480
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780316729659
Price : 1,050

About the book
In 1848, a violent storm of revolutions ripped through Europe. The torrent all but swept away the conservative order that had kept peace on the continent since Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo in 1815, but which in many countries had also suppressed dreams of national freedom and parliamentary government. The brick-built authoritarian edifice that had imposed itself on Europeans for almost two generations collapsed when set against the weight of the insurrections. With an astounding rapidity, crowds of working class radicals and middle class liberals in Paris, Milan, Venice, Naples, Palermo, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Krakow, Munich and Berlin toppled the old regimes and began the task of forging a new order. Political events so dramatic had not been seen in Europe since the French Revolution of 1789 and would not be witnessed again until the revolutions of Eastern and Central Europe in 1989. This vivid and enlightening book traces the roots of the revolutions and then, with breathtaking pace, describes how these explosions of violence spread across Europe, and explains how their effects are still with us today.
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Mike Rapport was born in New York, educated in Dorset and the universities of Edinburgh and Bristol. He is currently Lecturer in History at the University of Stirling>
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1848: Year of Revolution (PB)