The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800 (Princeton Classics)

The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800 (Princeton Classics)


For the Western international, the interval from 1760 to 1800 used to be the nice innovative period during which the outlines of the trendy democratic nation got here into being. the following for the 1st time in a single quantity is R. R. Palmer's magisterial account of this incendiary age. Palmer argues that the yankee, French, and varnish revolutions--and the activities for political swap in Britain, eire, Holland, and elsewhere--were manifestations of comparable political rules, wishes, and conflicts. Palmer lines the conflict among an older kind of society, marked by way of legalized social rank and hereditary or self-perpetuating elites, and a brand new kind of society that put a better price on social mobility and criminal equality.

Featuring a brand new foreword by means of David Armitage, this Princeton Classics version of The Age of the Democratic Revolution introduces a brand new new release of readers to this enduring paintings of political history.

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