Legitimacy and Power Politics: The American and French Revolutions in International Political Culture

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This book examines the causes and consequences of a major transformation in both domestic and international politics: the shift from dynastically legitimated monarchical sovereignty to popularly legitimated national sovereignty. It analyzes the impact of Enlightenment discourse on politics in eighteenth-century Europe and the United States, showing how that discourse facilitated new authority struggles in Old Regime Europe, shaped the American and French Revolutions, and influenced the relationships between the ...

Legitimacy and Power Politics: The American and French Revolutions in International Political Culture 2010, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691146706

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Legitimacy and Power Politics: The American and French Revolutions in International Political Culture 2002, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691074344

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