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Title:
Reform and revolution in Mainz, 1743-1803
Author:
Blanning, T. C. W.
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Publication Information:
[London ; ] [New York] : Cambridge University Press [1974]
Physical Description:
x, 354 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521204187
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Book

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Summary

Summary

On one level a history of the Electorate of Mainz in the eighteenth century, this book also seeks to illuminate a much wider area. In particular it is intended to be a contribution to the debate on the 'German Problem' - the growing cultural and political divergence between Germany and Western Europe in the modern period. Many historians have identified the crucial phase of this development in the nineteenth century; Dr Blanning argues that the eighteenth century was of equal if not greater importance.


Table of Contents

Part I Prologue - The 'German Problem' in the Eighteenth Century: Part II. The Electorate of Mainz in the Eighteenth Century (1743-1803) Introduction: 1. The Electorate of Mainz, the Empire and the Imperial Knights
2 Town and Country
3 Enlightened absolutism: Johann Friedrich Count von Ostein (1743-63) and Emmerich Joseph Freiherr von Breidbach zu Burresheim (1763-74)
4 1774: The aristocratic reaction
5 Enlightened absolutism: Friedrich Karl Freiherr von Erthal (1774-1802)
6 Imperial adventures
7 'Revolution': Aschaffenburg and Mainz 1790 S. Revolution: Mainz 1792-3
Part III Conclusion