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Republicanism in Nineteenth-Century France, 1814–1871

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Part of the European Studies Series book series (EUROSTUD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Pamela M. Pilbeam
    Pages 1-22
  3. Pamela M. Pilbeam
    Pages 23-39
  4. Pamela M. Pilbeam
    Pages 155-184
  5. Pamela M. Pilbeam
    Pages 264-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-370

About this book


This book is a fascinating survey of nineteenth-century republicanism, the first of its kind this century. It investigates why it was that although France was one of the first countries in modern Europe to become a republic in 1792, it was nearly a hundred years before a republic was acceptable to the majority. Pamela Pilbeam suggests that republicanism was a witch's brew of Enlightenment rationality, bloody memories and conflicting socialist expectations. The book concludes that the successful republic of 1871 used the rhetoric of democracy to conceal persistent elitism.


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About the authors

PAMELA M. PILBEAM is Reader in Modern European History at Royal Holloway and Bedfore New College, University of London. She has also taught at the universsities of Toronto, York (Ontario) and in 1993, at the University of British Colombia. She is author of Middle Classes in Europe, 1789-1914; The 1830 Revolution in France, Themes in Modern European History, 1780-1830 (Routledge) and is currently preparing a book on The Early Socialists and the Social Question in Nineteenth-Century France.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Republicanism in Nineteenth-Century France, 1814–1871
  • Authors Pamela M. Pilbeam
  • Series Title European Studies Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-56671-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-56672-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23860-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 392
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics European History
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