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Beyond the Barricades: Government and State-Building in Post-Revolutionary Prussia, 1848-1858

Anna Ross


Beyond the Barricades is an original study of government after the 1848–9 revolutions. It focuses on a number of conservative ministers in Prussia who sought to learn lessons from their experiences of upheaval and introduce a wave of reforming activity in the 1850s. Using extensive primary research, the work explores Prussia’s entry into the constitutional age, charting initiatives to recast criminal justice, agriculture, industry, communications, urban life, and press management. The reforms of the 1850s strengthened state contact with the Prussian population, making this a classic episode of ... More

Keywords: revolution, 1848, Prussia, Germany, government, state-building, Baron Otto Theodor Baron von Manteuffel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198833826
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198833826.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Ross, author
Associate Professor, University of Warwick