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The Resource Against war and empire : Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century, Richard Whatmore

Against war and empire : Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century, Richard Whatmore

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Against war and empire : Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century
Title
Against war and empire
Title remainder
Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Richard Whatmore
Title variation
Against war & empire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Whatmore presents an intellectual history of republicans who strove to ensure Geneva's survival as an independent state. Whatmore shows how the Genevan republicans grappled with the ideas of Rousseau, Coltaire, Bentham and others in seeking to make Europe safe for small states, by vanquishing the threats presented by war and by empire
  • As Britain and France became more powerful during the eighteenth century, small states such as Geneva could no longer stand militarily against these commercial monarchies. Furthermore, many Genevans felt that they were being drawn into a corrupt commercial world dominated by amoral aristocrats dedicated to the unprincipled pursuit of wealth. In this book Richard Whatmore presents an intellectual history of republicans who strove to ensure Geneva's survival as an independent state. Whatmore shows how the Genevan republicans grappled with the ideas of Rousseau, Voltaire, Bentham, and others in seeking to make modern Europe safe for small states, by vanquishing the threats presented by war and empire. The Genevan attempt to moralize the commercial world, and align national self-interest with perpetual peace and the abandonment of empire, had implications for the French Revolution, the British Empire, and the identity of modern Europe. -- Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whatmore, Richard
Dewey number
949.4/51605
Index
index present
LC call number
DQ140.G3
LC item number
W53 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History
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  • Republicanism
  • Geneva (Republic)
  • Geneva (Republic)
  • France
  • Geneva (Republic)
  • Great Britain
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Republicanism
  • Europe
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Republikanismus
  • Genf
Label
Against war and empire : Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century, Richard Whatmore
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. Introduction. 1. 1782 and After -- PART II. The Crisis of the Republic, 1698-1786. 2. Geneva and France, 1698-1754 -- 3. Rousseau and Geneva -- 4. Geneva and Britain -- PART III. The Crisis of the Empires, 1782-1802. 5. Cosmopolitan Versus Mercantile Empire -- 6. International Crises and Perpetual Peace -- 7. Revolution and Empire -- PART IV. Epilogue. 8. The Last Représentant and Philosophic Radicalism
Control code
802054291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 393 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt113gpt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802054291
Label
Against war and empire : Geneva, Britain, and France in the eighteenth century, Richard Whatmore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
PART I. Introduction. 1. 1782 and After -- PART II. The Crisis of the Republic, 1698-1786. 2. Geneva and France, 1698-1754 -- 3. Rousseau and Geneva -- 4. Geneva and Britain -- PART III. The Crisis of the Empires, 1782-1802. 5. Cosmopolitan Versus Mercantile Empire -- 6. International Crises and Perpetual Peace -- 7. Revolution and Empire -- PART IV. Epilogue. 8. The Last Représentant and Philosophic Radicalism
Control code
802054291
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 393 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300183573
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt113gpt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)802054291

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