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The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century FranceBetween the Ancients and the Moderns$
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Rachel Hammersley

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079320

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079320.001.0001

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The comte de Mirabeau and the works of John Milton and Catharine Macaulay

The comte de Mirabeau and the works of John Milton and Catharine Macaulay

(p.174) 11 The comte de Mirabeau and the works of John Milton and Catharine Macaulay
The English Republican tradition and eighteenth-century France

Rachel Hammersley

Manchester University Press

The case of the comte de Mirabeau is typical of the more general picture of the influence of British models and ideas during the French Revolution. Mirabeau's attempt to impose a British-style constitutional monarchy in France, and to introduce other British practices, may not have been well received by his compatriots, but the intention itself was still significant. Moreover, he also drew a parallel between the events of 1640–60 and those of 1789, and oversaw the translation of several English republican works into French, drawing on the works of Milton and Macaulay to support his claims. It would seem that contrary to Fryer's assertion, British political and constitutional ideas played a fundamental role in shaping Mirabeau's revolutionary politics.

Keywords:   French Revolution, constitutional monarchy, Britain, republican works, Mirabeau, revolutionary politics

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