In history but also in the present – social orders were challenged by violent conflicts. The science of history and sociology have investigated the phenomenons of disturbance, rebellion and social revolts. Whereas the historical account of these phenomenons is mainly characterized by the reconstruction of detailed descriptions of the historical processes and events, sociological surveys seek to discover a more generalizing explanation. Over the last years numerous attempts have been made to overcome the discrepancies between the two disciplines, unsuccessfully though. Scientific research is still lacking, for focusing on only one discipline would lead to a waste of potential in terms of findings. This study aims at formulating a new scientific proposal that brings together the science of history and sociology. In the process, the author will bring the two sciences in conversation with each other. A common methodological approach is the basis for a socio-historical explanation which shows the “how” of an event and, at the same time, “why” such events have happened. This book focuses on social protest at the time of ‘Vormärz’ and aims at developing a compelling explanation through a methodological approach that takes into account both the historical and the sociological discourse.