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Paulskirche Assembly
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1. Introduction

The Paulskirche Assembly was the “constituent German National Assembly” that met on May 18, 1848 in St. Paul’s Church (the Paulskirche) in Frankfurt am Main and sat until May 30, 1849. As the first pan-German parliament, it marked in particular the fulfillment of wishes dating back to the Napoleonic Wars (Napoleonic Wars; Wars of liberation [1813-1815]) for a popular assembly representing all Germans (Representation).

2. Composition

The Pau…

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Kohl, Gerald, “Paulskirche Assembly”, 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 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025360>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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