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The juvenile enlightenment: British children and youth during the French Revolution

Abstract:

This article explores the enthusiastic reception with which many young Britons greeted the French Revolution. In some cases this sparked intense debate about the politics of family life, as children and youths sought to apply revolutionary principles of equality and democracy to their own lives. This was not an isolated phenomenon which sprang up simply in response to the revolution itself, however. Rather, it was the sharpest demonstration of what the article coins the ‘juvenile enlightenmen...

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10.1093/pastj/gtw043

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Past and Present: A Journal of Historical Studies More from this journal
Volume:
233
Issue:
1
Pages:
143-184
Publication date:
2016-11-17
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EISSN:
1477-464X
ISSN:
0031-2746
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:581580
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uuid:a789d750-3809-4de7-b496-0a505aa23a12
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pubs:581580
Source identifiers:
581580
Deposit date:
2016-01-11

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