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Against War and Empire: Geneva, Britain, and France in the Eighteenth Century (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

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As Britain and France became more powerful during the eighteenth century, small states such as Geneva could no longer stand militarily against these commercial monarchies. Furthermore, many Genevans felt that they were being drawn into a corrupt commercial world dominated by amoral aristocrats dedicated to the unprincipled pursuit of wealth. In this book Richard Whatmore presents an intellectual history of republicans who strove to ensure Genevas survival as an independent state. Whatmore shows how the Genevan republicans grappled with the ideas of Rousseau, Voltaire, Bentham, and others in seeking to make modern Europe safe for small states, by vanquishing the threats presented by war and by empire.

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Richard Whatmore is professor of intellectual history and the history of political thought at the University of Sussex.

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ISBN:
9780300175578
Author:
Whatmore, Richard
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
World History-European History General
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-C
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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