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Political movements
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1. Political movements as characteristic of their epoch

As the 18th century waned, the society founded on the feudal right of ownership (Feudal society), monarchical absolutism, and its complement, the estates of the realm, was falling into disrepair (Estates, society of). In some parts of Europe, especially England, these traditions had already been swept away, while in others they clung on in atrophying form. P…

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Brandt, Hartwig, “Political movements”, 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 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025664>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210107

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