By Richard Whatmore
As Britain and France grew to become extra robust throughout the eighteenth century, small states akin to Geneva may possibly 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 publication Richard Whatmore offers an highbrow heritage of republicans who strove to make sure Geneva’s survival as an self sufficient country. Whatmore exhibits how the Genevan republicans grappled with the information of Rousseau, Voltaire, Bentham, and others in trying to make smooth Europe secure for small states, by means of vanquishing the threats provided by way of conflict and by means of empire. The Genevan try and moralize the economic 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 id of contemporary Europe.
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Against War and Empire (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-C) by Richard Whatmore