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Vormärz (Pre-March 1848 Revolution Period)
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I. History

The term Vormärz is usually employed in reference to the period of German history spanning the years 1830 to 1848. Unlike the competing designations Biedermeier and Restoration, it evokes the atmosphere of change in German society that finally erupted in revolutionary uprisings against the political authorities in March 1848 – events that hastened the pace of social reforms, although the possibilities of political participa…

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Langewiesche, Dieter and Graf, Friedrich Wilhelm, “Vormärz (Pre-March 1848 Revolution Period)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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