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De restauratie van de adelstand in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden

Paul Janssens UGent (1981) BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE. p.389-421
abstract
THE RESTORATION OF NOBILITY IN THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS Article six of the constitution which established equality before the law, aimed at abolishing the class-discrimination that had been re-introduced with the Restoration. However, there was an essential difference between the class inequality of the Ancien Regime and that of the Restoration : the privileges which granted nobility a special legal statute, remained abolished. On the other hand there was an attempt to reconcile the old political privileging of wealthy nobility to the political emancipation of the middle classes. In the Belgian constitution the bicameral system — and particularly the eligibility-tribute for the senate — were to act as a compromise. During the Restoration the compromise was situated on the plane of the electoral system : the wealthy noblemen were given a plural suffrage, but without juridical guarantees for an equal representation. In practice, however, the limited and indirect electoral system resulted in a representation of nobility which even surpassed the privileged suffrage of nobility. In spite of this over-representation of nobility the position of power which they had held during the Ancien Regime was broken : in the Second Chamber the absolute majority remained out of reach for nobility, whereas the First Chamber remained entirely dependent on the Sovereign. This considerable privileging and the limited power were accepted both by nobility and the middle classes : the constitutional statute of nobility did not raise any controversy when the constitution was issued in 1814 and 1815 or during the Belgian revolution of 1830.
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restoration, nobility
journal title
BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE
issue
3
pages
389 - 421
ISSN
0035-0869
language
Dutch
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yes
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A2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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1187058
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1187058
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http://www.flw.ugent.be/btng-rbhc/pdf/BTNG-RBHC,%2012,%201981,%203,%20pp%20389-421.pdf
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  abstract     = {THE RESTORATION OF NOBILITY IN THE KINGDOM
OF THE NETHERLANDS Article six of the constitution which established equality before the law, aimed at abolishing the class-discrimination that had been re-introduced with the Restoration. However, there was an essential difference between the class inequality of the Ancien Regime and that of the Restoration : the privileges
which granted nobility a special legal statute, remained abolished. On the other hand there was an attempt to reconcile the old political privileging of wealthy nobility to the political emancipation of the middle classes. In the Belgian constitution the bicameral system --- and particularly the eligibility-tribute for the senate --- were to act as a compromise. During the Restoration the compromise was situated on the plane of the electoral system : the wealthy noblemen were given a plural suffrage, but without juridical guarantees for an equal representation. In practice, however, the limited and indirect electoral system resulted in a representation of nobility which even surpassed the privileged suffrage of nobility. In spite of this over-representation of nobility the position of power which they had held during the Ancien Regime was broken : in the Second Chamber the absolute majority remained out of reach for nobility, whereas the First Chamber remained entirely dependent on the Sovereign. This considerable privileging and the limited power were accepted both by nobility and the
middle classes : the constitutional statute of nobility did not raise any controversy when the constitution was issued in 1814 and 1815 or during the Belgian revolution of 1830.},
  author       = {Janssens, Paul},
  issn         = {0035-0869},
  journal      = {BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE},
  keyword      = {restoration,nobility},
  language     = {dut},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {389--421},
  title        = {De restauratie van de adelstand in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden},
  url          = {http://www.flw.ugent.be/btng-rbhc/pdf/BTNG-RBHC,\%2012,\%201981,\%203,\%20pp\%20389-421.pdf},
  year         = {1981},
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Chicago
Janssens, Paul. 1981. “De Restauratie Van De Adelstand in Het Koninkrijk Der Nederlanden.” Belgisch Tijdschrift Voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis-revue Belge D Histoire Contemporaine (3): 389–421.
APA
Janssens, Paul. (1981). De restauratie van de adelstand in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE, (3), 389–421.
Vancouver
1.
Janssens P. De restauratie van de adelstand in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden. BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE. 1981;(3):389–421.
MLA
Janssens, Paul. “De Restauratie Van De Adelstand in Het Koninkrijk Der Nederlanden.” BELGISCH TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR NIEUWSTE GESCHIEDENIS-REVUE BELGE D HISTOIRE CONTEMPORAINE 3 (1981): 389–421. Print.