The Manifesto of the People of Brabant and the Forming of the Revolutionary Ideology in the Austrian Netherlands in 1789: Traditional Political Culture and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
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The Manifesto of the People of Brabant and the Forming of the Revolutionary Ideology in the Austrian Netherlands in 1789: Traditional Political Culture and Philosophy of the Enlightenment
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S207987840002451-5-1
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10.18254/S0002451-5-1
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Roman Motornov 
Affiliation: Institute of World History RAS
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Abstract
During the Brabant revolution, that broke out in the Austrian Netherlands in 1789, a special revolutionary ideology develops in the Belgian society. It combined the representations of the Belgian provinces’ traditional political culture and the ideas of the French Enlightenment’s political philosophy. The paper analyses the Manifesto of the People of Brabant, a typical example of such a revolutionary ideology and one of the key documents of the Belgian revolutionary movement. The author of the manifesto, a Belgian lawyer H. van der Noot, uses the ideas of “Natural Politics” by Holbach and also appeals to the traditional legislation of the Belgian provinces. The paper also shows the mechanisms of adaptation of the theories of the social contract and of the people’s sovereignty to the Belgian political reality of the late 1780s.
Keywords
Brabant revolution, revolutionary ideology, Manifesto of the People of Brabant
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16.04.2018
Publication date
30.11.2018
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