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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 ...

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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... . 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 , revolution spread to Naples and Rome , and then, with the overthrow of governments in Paris and Vienna, to Central and Northern Italy. But there were tensions between revolutionaries (amongst whom were Mazzini , Garibaldi , Carlo Cattaneo , Antonio Mordini , and Daniele Manin ), between different Italian regions, and between city and countryside. The...

1848, Revolutions of

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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..., Revolutions of . The “revolutions of 1848” is an umbrella term for a protracted political, social, and economic crisis affecting most of Europe in the period from 1846 to 1851 . These were the most significant revolutionary upheavals in Europe between the French Revolution and the Eastern European revolutions of 1989 to 1991 , but although the revolutions of 1848 were more widespread than either, the results were more modest. The revolutions of 1848 were also marked by greater popular involvement, more radical demands, and sharper class divisions than...

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World Encyclopedia

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...of 1848 Series of revolutions in European countries which broke out within a few months of each other. The general cause was the frustration of liberals and nationalists with the governing authorities, and a background of economic depression. The risings began with the February Revolution against Louis Philippe in France, which resulted in the foundation of the Second Republic. It inspired revolts in Vienna (forcing the resignation of Prince von Metternich ), and among the national minorities under Austrian rule. In Germany, liberals forced ...

rebellion of 1848

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The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2 ed.)

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...of 1848 . Young Ireland first gave serious thought to a rising in the wake of the Paris revolution in February 1848 , but failed to win the support of the French revolutionary government, or to co‐operate effectively with the Chartists . It was only after the conviction of John Mitchel for treason‐felony in May that a conspiracy was formed for a rising after the harvest. A war council of the confederate clubs was elected consisting of Dillon , Meagher , Richard O'Gorman , D'Arcy McGee , and Thomas Devin Reilly . The government, fully informed...

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A Dictionary of World History (3 ed.)

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...of 1848 A series of revolutions in western and central Europe. Revolution erupted first in France, where supporters of universal suffrage and a socialist minority under Louis Blanc caused the overthrow of the July monarchy of Louis Philippe and established the Second Republic. In most German states there were popular demonstrations and uprisings, and a movement for an elected national parliament to draft a constitution for a united Germany. Rioting in Austria caused the flight of both Metternich and the emperor, and the formation of a constituent...

Revolutionen 1848–9

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature (3 ed.)

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...1848–9 . After the February Revolutions in France, similar revolutions broke out in central Europe, threatening the Habsburg Empire and the Prussian Monarchy. The German Confederation ( see Deutscher Bund ) of 1815 , which had remained intact under the stringent control of Metternich , was discredited ( see Frankfurter Nationalversammlung ). The heads and governments of the smaller German states refrained from active resistance to popular demands and so avoided civil war. Bavaria, where King Ludwig I abdicated in favour of Maximilian II , also...

revolutions of 1848

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Oxford Reader's Companion to George Eliot

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...of 1848 . Living in *Coventry with her father and as yet untravelled on the Continent, George Eliot observed the events of the revolutionary year in Europe from afar. She responded to news of the February Revolution in *Paris with excitement. In a letter of 8 March to John *Sibree which sparkles with wit and vivacity, she expresses her delight at his enthusiasm, finding him ‘just as sansculottish and rash as I would have you’ ( L i. 253). She herself is radical enough to wish to see the Italians chase the ‘odious Austrians out of beautiful...

Seneca Falls Convention, 1848

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

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...Falls Convention, 1848 . The convention that took place in Seneca Falls, New York, in the summer of 1848 has long been celebrated as the birthplace of the movement for woman's rights in the United States. Its origins were complex, although credit for the meeting is traditionally given to Elizabeth Cady Stanton , a brilliant theorist and publicist of nineteenth‐century feminism. In 1840 , Stanton and her new husband, Henry , attended the World Anti‐Slavery Convention in London, where she and the prominent Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Coffin Mott ...

French revolutions, 1830 and 1848

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The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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...franchise. When his government banned a demonstration in the form of a patriotic banquet on 22 February 1848 there were violent clashes in the streets of Paris. Louis's dismissal of the hated minister Guizot and his abdication in favour of his grandson were of no avail, and Louis and his queen escaped in disguise to England, where he died on 26 August 1850 . A provisional government, led by Lamartine, was proclaimed and confirmed on 24 February 1848 . In the same year there were revolutionary movements in Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Germany. Charlotte...

Arthur James Balfour 1848–1930

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...Arthur James Balfour 1848–1930 The leal and trusty mastiff which is to watch over our interests, but which runs away at the first snarl of the trade unions…A mastiff? It is the right hon. Gentleman's poodle. on the House of Lords and A. J. Balfour respectively David Lloyd George 1863 – 1945 British Liberal statesman ; Prime Minister, 1916–22 in the House of Commons, 26 June 1907 right hon. Gentleman's poodle He will be just like the scent on a pocket handkerchief. on being asked what place Arthur Balfour would have in history...

Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention of 1848

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Linda C. Frank

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...Falls Women’s Rights Convention of 1848 The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, held on 19 and 20 July 1848 at the Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York , was the first convention in the United States specifically called to discuss women’s social, civil, and religious rights. Although the published meeting call did not mention women’s political rights, the introduction of a resolution demanding woman suffrage was the convention’s most contentious and most enduring legacy. The village of Seneca Falls, located in central New York State, was at...

IC 1848

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

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...1848 [Astronomy] cluster with nebulosity in...

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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, ...
Rebellion of 1848

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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...of 1848 . The rising of the Young Ireland group, originally planned to take place in Dublin and the countryside. However, it ended up being restricted to a few rural areas because of the repressive measures taken by the well-informed British authorities in Dublin. Although the rising initially attracted the support of large numbers of peasants, this dissipated after an encounter with troops in Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, on 28 July 1848 . The only real engagement of the rebellion was that at Widow McCormick's Cabbage Patch in Ballingarry, Co....

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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Revolutions of 1848

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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Revolutions of 1848

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Young Ireland first gave serious thought to a rising in the wake of the Paris revolution in February 1848, but failed to win the support of the French revolutionary government ...
Revolutions of 1848

Revolutions of 1848  

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A series of revolutions in western and central Europe. Revolution erupted first in France, where supporters of universal suffrage and a socialist minority under Louis Blanc caused the overthrow of ...

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