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Revolutionary Spring Christopher Clark

Revolutionary Spring By Christopher Clark

Revolutionary Spring by Christopher Clark

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Revolutionary Spring Summary

Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for a New World 1848-1849 by Christopher Clark

'Fascinating, suspenseful, revelatory, alive' The Times

An exhilarating reappraisal of one of the most dramatic years in European history, from the acclaimed author of The Sleepwalkers

There can be few more exciting or frightening moments in European history than the spring of 1848. Almost as if by magic, in city after city, from Palermo to Paris to Venice, huge crowds gathered, sometimes peaceful and sometimes violent, and the political order that had held sway since the defeat of Napoleon simply collapsed.

Christopher Clark's spectacular new book recreates with verve, wit and insight this extraordinary period. Some rulers gave up at once, others fought bitterly, but everywhere new politicians, beliefs and expectations surged forward. The role of women in society, the end of slavery, the right to work, national independence and the final emancipation of the Jews all became live issues.

In a brilliant series of set-pieces, Clark conjures up both this ferment of new ideas and then the increasingly ruthless and effective series of counter-attacks launched by regimes who still turned out to have many cards to play. But even in defeat, exiles spread the ideas of 1848 around the world and - for better and sometimes much worse - a new and very different Europe emerged from the wreckage.

Revolutionary Spring Reviews

Magnificent, authoritative and deeply-researched... a supreme work of scholarship. -- Simon Heffer * The Telegraph *
Refreshingly original... it's fascinating, suspenseful, revelatory, alive. Familiar characters are given vibrancy and previously unknown players emerge from the shadows.. Clark's prose is beautiful but also crystal clear -- Gerard de Groot * The Times *
Exhilarating, heroic, horrifying and tragic, the events of the mid-19th century in Europe invite a good retelling ... Christopher Clark's new book is, arguably, the best to date ... deeply researched, rich, engaging and though-rovoking. There is now no better place to turn for readers who want to immerse themselves in this period and to reflect on how it resonates today. -- Mike Rapport * Literary Review *
An engrossing dissection of a revolutionary year in European society. * The Independent *
Full of characters, colour and story, but also makes the arresting case that the revolutions ... changed Europe and the world in ways felt to this day... the history teacher you wished you'd had. -- Jonathan Freedland * Daily Mail *

About Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark is the Regius Professor of History at the University of Cambridge. He was knighted in 2015. His previous books are The Politics of Conversion, Kaiser Wilhelm II, Iron Kingdom, The Sleepwalkers, Time and Power and Prisoners of Time.

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Revolutionary Spring: Fighting for a New World 1848-1849 by Christopher Clark
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