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Hambach Festival
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The Hambach Festival of 1832 was the first major political demonstration in German history. It also marked the zenith of political protest in the wake of the 1830 July Revolution in France (the Trois GlorieusesFrench Revolution [1830]). After the quiet 1820s, a new phase of political activity was now underway in Germany. The provincial assemblies (Landtage) of the medium-sized states of the Confederation were taking the liberal substance of the constitution literally. The press, assemblies, and societies were creating an unprecedented form of political public…

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Brandt, Hartwig, “Hambach Festival”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_020591>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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