THE ALTERNATIVE TO PERPETUAL PEACE: BRITAIN, IRELAND AND THE CASE FOR UNION IN FRIEDRICH GENTZ'S HISTORISCHES JOURNAL, 1799–1800*

@article{Stafford2015THEAT,
  title={THE ALTERNATIVE TO PERPETUAL PEACE: BRITAIN, IRELAND AND THE CASE FOR UNION IN FRIEDRICH GENTZ'S HISTORISCHES JOURNAL, 1799–1800*},
  author={James Stafford},
  journal={Modern Intellectual History},
  year={2015},
  volume={13},
  pages={63 - 91}
}
  • James Stafford
  • Published 23 November 2015
  • History
  • Modern Intellectual History
The British–Irish Union of 1801 remains a significant and controversial moment in the histories of both countries, but understandings of its genesis are restricted inscope. This article seeks to place the Union in a new historical context: the crisis of the European states system that accompanied the French Revolution. It considers the position held by the Union in the critique of Kant's famous essay on “Perpetual Peace” (1795) advanced by one of his most influential students, the publicist and… 
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