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Ulrich Broich, H.T. Dickinson, Eckhart Hellmuth, Martin Schmidt (eds.)
Reactions to Revolutions
The 1790s and their Aftermath
Reihe: Kulturgeschichtliche Perspektiven
Bd. 2, 2007, 400 S., 24.90 EUR, 24.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-8258-7427-8
The outbreak of revolution in Paris in 1789 forced Britain into a political and military conflict that had a profound impact on politics, economy, public discourse and cultural life well into the 19th century. The essays collected here examine the various responses to the revolution and the significant changes wrought within Britain by the events. Some essays discuss the ideological divisions within Britain and Ireland. Others take a closer look at the media and the debate on the press, and reinvestigate responses to the revolution by prominent contemporaries such as William Godwin, Dugald Stewart, and William Wordsworth.