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Religion, Enlightenment, and Reaction

Jeremy Jennings

in Revolution and the Republic: A History of Political Thought in France since the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198203131
eISBN:
9780191728587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203131.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter begins by examining the place of religion in pre-1789 France and the controversy surrounding the Catholic Church during the Revolution itself. Having dismissed the idea that Catholicism ... More


: ‘An affair of the greatest concern and import’: the union Parliament and the Scottish nation

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the fateful final session of the pre-Union Scottish Parliament during which the Articles of Union were debated and voted upon. Older views that the outcome – the passing of the ... More


Shivering Elders and the Exploits of Youth: George Russell’s Interpretations of the Irish Revolution

Frances Flanagan

in Remembering the Revolution: Dissent, Culture, and Nationalism in the Irish Free State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198739159
eISBN:
9780191802225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739159.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Chapter 4 tackles George Russell’s life and his multifarious reflections in the Irish revolution. A consistent critic of militarist and Catholic interpretative frames, Russell published prolific ... More


Calm amidst the Storm

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

The convulsions which seized southern Germany and Switzerland between 1520 and 1540 included the expulsion of Duke Ulrich of Württemberg (an ally of the Swiss) from his duchy of Württemberg; his ... More


Conclusion to Part II: Motives and Outcomes

Tom Scott

in The Swiss and their Neighbours, 1460-1560: Between Accommodation and Aggression

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198725275
eISBN:
9780191792618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198725275.003.0030
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Political History

Bern’s newssheet gave a justification for its aggression, couched as a defence of Protestantism in Geneva (though Catholic Valais’s expansion was mentioned), but also to give reassurance that the ... More


Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls: Religion and Freedom

Alan S. Kahan

in Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199681150
eISBN:
9780191761256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681150.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Freedom and greatness are inseparable qualities for Tocqueville, and religion in democratic society is essential for the preservation of both. Contrary to the predictions, hopes, or fears of many in ... More


Religion Elsewhere

Alan S. Kahan

in Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion: Checks and Balances for Democratic Souls

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199681150
eISBN:
9780191761256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681150.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Political History

Tocqueville did not only examine religion in contemporary free democratic and Christian societies. He considered it in Ireland, a colonized society, and in England, a society that was still largely ... More


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