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enlightened despotism

Rule by an absolute monarch intended to ensure the economic, intellectual and social comfort of subjects.
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Enlightened Absolutism affected virtually all European countries: from Spain to Russia.
This may be the reason why the chapters on the eras of Enlightenment and national awakening are less satisfying: Cartledge fails to acknowledge" Enlightened Absolutism in its Austrian variety while overstating the Enlightenment's social impact (he has peasants reading Montesquieu).
If opera seria provided a platform for the ideological agenda of Frederick's enlightened absolutism in Prussia, opera bulla became the principal vehicle for disseminating the view of America as a place of political utopias in Italy.
Both experienced enlightened absolutism and long retained a hierarchy of social or racial estates; and in the first decades of the 20th century, Russia, Spain, and Mexico all collapsed into civil war.
In such a moment, Enlightened Absolutism in the Spanish context became one proposed path towards revival and made the turn towards a more French or <<Gallican>> style of royal control over the Church a possibility (2).
As such, he makes a decisive break from the resignation of the Sturm und Drang in an attempt to win himself a position in the practical governance of enlightened absolutism.
Simultaneously, however, both future superpowers were evolving political systems adapted to actual local conditions, as well as assimilating the theoretical inheritance both classical and more recent: federal union and enlightened absolutism respectively.
Many of the reforms of enlightened absolutism in Austria relied at least partly on parishes for their implementation.
Often, what is implicitly described as unique is actually a pan-European phenomenon, whether it be enlightened absolutism in the eighteenth century conservative reaction following the Congress of Vienna, or terrorism in the last third of the nineteenth century.
Local histories explained institutional poor relief as examples of an increasingly enlightened absolutism.
As Cavallar rightly points out, Kant regards enlightened absolutism as at best a transitional phase in the process towards republicanism.
that] would characterize enlightened absolutism as a form of government strongly influenced by philosophy, especially the political philosophy of the enlightenment.