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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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1848

Keith Hitchins.

in The Romanians, 1774–1866

June 1996; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 20881 words.

This chapter discusses the events of 1848, the year that signified the triumph of the idea of nation. Romanian intellectuals made a lot of effort to achieve this, from justifying demands...

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France 1848–1945

Theodore Zeldin.

October 1973; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 832 pages.

This volume discusses ambition, love, and politics in France during 1848–1945. It is hoped that this may serve to throw some light on the question of how the French differed from other...

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Revolution, 1848–1849

CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

in Francesco Crispi 1818-1901

April 2002; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10378 words.

The Palermo revolution could never have been effective had there not been an enormous groundswell of largely unorchestrated discontent that had built up over the years among broad sections...

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1848, 1867, and Beyond

Iryna Vushko.

in The Politics of Cultural Retreat

May 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 7328 words.

This concluding chapter examines some of the long-term effects of the events that happened after the Revolution of 1848 in the province of Galicia. Argenor Goluchowski, pro-Polish Galician...

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Frederica, Princess (1848–1926)

Torsten Riotte.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: British History; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 1104 words.

Frederica, Princess (1848–1926), was born Frederica Sophia Marie Henrietta Amelia Theresa in Hanover on 9 January 1848, the eldest daughter of George, crown prince of Hanover—from 1851 king...

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Real-Time Communication 1848–1945

Chris A. Williams.

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975

February 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8293 words.

The introduction of telecommunications enabled some police control functions to be exercised at a distance. Public anticipation of police technologies usually entailed greater speed of...

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1848 in European Collective Memory

Robert Gildea.

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11794 words.

This chapter explores the ways in which the revolutions of 1848 have been remembered, ways which have been formed around the celebration of key anniversaries. The first myth constructed...

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The Barricade Conquers Europe, 1848

Mark Traugott.

in The Insurgent Barricade

February 2010; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 22235 words.

This chapter recounts the story of the barricade's spread to dozens of new locations scattered across the Continent in the spring and summer of 1848. It discusses that the February...

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1848: A Rupture in Experience

in Nationalists Who Feared the Nation

February 2012; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15448 words.

On 23 March 1848, residents of the Adriatic began to experience a significant rupture in the regional ties connecting them. To the west of the Adriatic, the forty-four-year-old lawyer...

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1846–1848: Morpeth and Chadwick

John Prest.

in Liberty and Locality

April 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4634 words.

This chapter focuses on how the Whig and Peelite governments addressed the problems of town improvement and public health between 1834 and 1846. Chadwick convinced the Select Committees...

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1848–1849: A European Revolution?

Hartmut Pogge Von Strandmann.

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 3268 words.

Rarely has an event in European history been so much anticipated and feared, as the revolution of 1848–9. When the revolution eventually broke out in Paris, it swept eastwards through...

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‘A sacred obligation’: July 1848

Christine Kinealy.

in Repeal and Revolution

August 2009; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13612 words.

This chapter is concerned with the events that led to, and followed, the small and unsuccessful rising in Ballingarry in July 1848. It examines the role of key protagonists and antagonists,...

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Conservative Schism: 1846–1848

Angus Hawkins.

in The Forgotten Prime Minister: The 14th Earl of Derby

September 2009; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 26145 words.

This chapter details the life and career of Edward Geoffrey Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, from 1846–1848. An acidic sense of grievance was brought on by the souring relations between Peel's...

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The Poet as Martyr, 1848–1850

Miles Taylor.

in Ernest Jones, Chartism, and the Romance of Politics 1819-1869

January 2003; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11016 words.

As his reputation grew during 1847 and 1848, Ernest Jones began to attract the interest of the satirical magazines. The caricature of Jones which emerged in the London satirical press...

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The Revolutions of 1848–1849 in Italy

Denis Mack Smith.

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10765 words.

The revolutionary year opened in an Italy that was divided into independent states. Apart from the miniscule principalities of San Marino and Monaco, there were three kingdoms, three...

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The United States and the Revolutions of 1848

Timothy M. Roberts and Daniel W. Howe.

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9137 words.

In 1848, most Americans did not believe their own country needed the kind of revolution Continental Europe was having. Their reactions to the revolutions nevertheless reveal much about...

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The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

Robert Evans and Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann.

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Book. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 264 pages.

The chapters in this book arose out of lectures given in Oxford to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the 1848 revolutions in Europe. They comprise summaries of the existing site of...

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‘Dreams and delusions’: the legacy of 1848

Christine Kinealy.

in Repeal and Revolution

August 2009; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9414 words.

This chapter examines the considerable legacy of the Nation, Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation. The Fenian Brotherhood, the Home Rule movement, the Land League and the cultural...

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1848–1849 in the Habsburg Monarchy

R. J. W. Evans.

in The Revolutions in Europe, 1848–1849

January 2002; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10790 words.

The year 1848 in the Habsburg dominion presents the most complex of contemporary revolutionary scenarios, both in its intricate domestic canvas and in its interaction with all the unrest...

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1848–1858: Radicals, Palmerstonians, and Protectionists

John Prest.

in Liberty and Locality

April 1990; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4135 words.

This chapter focuses on the passage of the Local Government Act of 1858, which abolished the General Board of Health. The drafting of a Bill to amend the Public Health Act of 1848 in such a...

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