By Richard Whatmore
As Britain and France turned extra robust throughout the eighteenth century, small states akin to Geneva might not stand militarily opposed to those advertisement monarchies. moreover, many Genevans felt that they have been being drawn right into a corrupt advertisement global ruled via amoral aristocrats devoted to the unprincipled pursuit of wealth. during this e-book Richard Whatmore offers an highbrow heritage of republicans who strove to make sure Geneva’s survival as an autonomous kingdom. Whatmore indicates how the Genevan republicans grappled with the tips of Rousseau, Voltaire, Bentham, and others in looking to make glossy Europe secure for small states, by means of vanquishing the threats provided by way of battle and by means of empire. The Genevan try and moralize the industrial global, and align nationwide self-interest with perpetual peace and the abandonment of empire, had implications for the French Revolution, the British Empire, and the identification of recent Europe.
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