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Palgrave Studies in Political History

The Intellectual Origins of the Belgian Revolution

Political Thought and Disunity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830

Authors: Marteel, Stefaan

  • Assesses the extent to which the origins of Belgian nationalism were situated in the politics of the years preceding the Belgian Revolution
  • Provides an in-depth study of the political languages of the major political groups in the Southern Netherlands
  • Offers a fresh perspective to the historiographic debate on Belgian nationalism
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This book explores the political ideas of the Belgian Revolution of 1830, which led to the break-up of the Restoration state of the ‘united’ Kingdom of the Netherlands. It uncovers the origins of liberalism and political Catholicism in the Southern Netherlands in the wake of the French Revolution, and traces the development of political language in the context of the tensions between the Northern and Southern part of the united Netherlands. It shows how differences in ‘Dutch’ and ‘Belgian’ political and intellectual history resulted in different understandings of essential political concepts such as ‘sovereignty’ and ‘balance of powers’, as well as of the nature of the constitutional order of 1815. Finally, it traces the emergence of Belgian nationalism within the discourse of opposition against the government. Stefaan Marteel therefore provides a fresh perspective on the intellectual background of the rise of the nation-state in the nineteenth century.

About the authors

Stefaan Marteel is an independent teacher and writer in Brussels, Belgium. He previously taught political history at the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Marteel, Stefaan

    Pages 1-35

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  • Political Debates in the Wake of the Declaration of the Constitution: The Legitimacy Problem and the Preliminaries of a Liberal Opposition

    Marteel, Stefaan

    Pages 39-65

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  • Opposition Against National Uniformity and for Limited Government

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    Pages 67-92

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  • Monarchical Government, Opposition and a Divided Political Nation

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    Pages 93-120

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  • Political Catholicism in the Southern Netherlands Between the Ancien Régime and the Restoration

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    Pages 123-147

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eBook 63,06 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89426-3
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 80,24 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89425-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Intellectual Origins of the Belgian Revolution
Book Subtitle
Political Thought and Disunity in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 1815-1830
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Political History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89426-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89426-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89425-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 319
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