Restoration Reaction reform and romanticism (2)

Restoration Reaction reform and romanticism (2) - Main...

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Main Themes: 1. The defeat of Napoleon and the diplomatic settlement of the Congress of Vienna restored the conservative political and social order in Europe ("Age of Reaction"). 2. The period of 1815-1848 is a time of confrontation of the conservative order with potential sources of unrest found in the forces of liberalism, nationalism, and popular sovereignty. 3. 19c liberals wanted to limit the arbitrary power of governments against the persons and property of individual citizens. 4. Liberalism was often complimentary to nationalism in Germany, Italy, and the Austrian Empire. 5. Russia took the lead in suppressing liberal and nationalistic tendencies. 6. In Britain, the forces of conservatism and reason made accomodations with each other because it had a large commercial and industrial class, a tradition of liberal Whig aristocrats, and a strong respect for civil liberties. 7. Romantisicm emerged as a rection against the rationalist thinking of the Enlightenment. I. 19c Liberalism:
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This note was uploaded on 10/29/2008 for the course EUH 2001 taught by Professor Giles during the Spring '07 term at University of Florida.

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