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Macmillan Higher Education

Civil Society

1750-1914

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Palgrave

Pages: 120
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Studies in European History

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Paperback - 9781403994622

22 August 2006

$29.99

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Ebook - 9780230802322

12 April 2006

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Civil Society' has been a global catchphrase since the end of the Cold War, and is a hot topic among academics and politicians. Understanding the evolution of this concept in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is vital...

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Civil Society' has been a global catchphrase since the end of the Cold War, and is a hot topic among academics and politicians. Understanding the evolution of this concept in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is vital to its study and this concise and incisive introduction to the transnational history of civil society is essential reading for students and scholars alike.

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One of the few histories of civil society that offers a truly transnational perspective
Adopts a multidisciplinary approach the text could be used by students of History, Politics or Sociology
Incorporates the latest scholarship and research

Editors' Preface
Acknowledgements
Maps
Introduction: Democracy and Civil Society
Sociable Societies: Enlightened Sociability from Boston to St. Petersburg
Intimacy and Exclusion: Bourgeois Passions in the Early Nineteenth Century
Nations of Joiners: Practicing Democracy in the Age of Nationalism
Mass Culture, Mass Politics: Fin-de-siecle Crises
Conclusion: Paradoxes of Civil Society
Bibliography
Index.

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STEFAN-LUDWIG HOFFMANN is Assistant Professor in Modern History at the University of Bochum, Germany.

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STEFAN-LUDWIG HOFFMANN is Assistant Professor in Modern History at the University of Bochum, Germany.

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