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The political term “restoration” (from the Latin restaurare, “to rebuild”, “to renew”) denotes the re-establishment of a legitimate authority temporarily interrupted by force (Violence). In English history, it is used to refer to the period of Stuart rule (the “Stuart Restoration”) between 1660 and 1688, following the English Revolution and Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth. It was then applied in a similar way, in France in 1814, to the re-installation of the Bourbon Dynasty and…

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Gersmann, Gudrun, “Restoration”, 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 28 May 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026659>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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