Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century: Europe: Constitutional Documents of the United Kingdom 1782-1835, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
  • Editor: Horst Dippel
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  • ISBN-10: 3598440529
  • ISBN-13: 9783598440526
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 355 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2005 | Published/Released March 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2005

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Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the middle of the 19th Century is the most complete and academically thorough collection of its kind. It contains constitutional documents from all over the world, written from 1776 to the end of the year 1849. This collection includes about 1,000 constitutions, human rights declarations, and draughts of constitutions that never came into force, from this period. These early constitutional documents were collected and examined in archives and libraries all over the world, as part of a project by the Deutsche Forschungs-gemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).

Using the original documents, experts from American and European universities reconstructed the authentic constitution texts for each country, and annotated them in their respective original languages. Each volume contains a short introduction, a main part with the edited constitution documents of a country, comments and an index.

The unique value of the complete edition lies in its making all constitutions, from the early phase of modern constitutionalism, accessible in a reliable, authentic text version for the first time. These constitutions were widely scattered until now and, in many cases, unknown. In all, constitutional documents from about 50 countries in Europe and the Americas will be published in volumes for each country. Constitutions of the World from the late 18th Century to the Middle of the 19th Century is a unique and fundamental source edition and an extensive documentation of constitutional history.



  • Horst Dippel

Table of Contents

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Crewe's Act (1782).
Clerke's Act (1782).
Fox's Libel Act (1792).
The Conspiracy Act (1794).
The Treasonable and Seditious Practices Act (1795).
The Seditious Meetings Act (1795).
The Suppression of Radical Societies Act (1799).
The Act of Union between Britain and Ireland (1800).
The Regency Act (1811).
The Repeal of the Test and Corporation Act (1828).
Roman Catholic Emancipation Act (1829).
The Great Reform Act (England and Wales, 1832).
The Great Reform Act (Scotland, 1832).
The Great Reform Act (Ireland, 1832).
The Municipal Reform Act (1835).