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1848: The Revolution of the Intellectuals
In this famous essay, concentrating on the revolutions in central and eastern Europe, and the relations of Germans, Poles and Slavs, Namier explains how 1848 inaugurated a new age, not of liberalism as many revolutionaries hoped, but of a nationalism that was to destroy liberal constitutionalism. As Professor Joll argues in his introduction, the essay also reveals much abo ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published March 12th 1992 by British Academy
(first published 1964)
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Sir Lewis Bernstein Namier was an English historian. He was born Ludwik Niemirowski in Wola Okrzejska in what was then part of the Russian Empire and is now Poland.More about Lewis Namier...