The Transformation Of European Politics 1763 1848

Author: Paul W. Schroeder
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198206545
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This is the only modern study of European international politics to cover the entire timespan from the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763 to the revolutionary year of 1848.

The Lights That Failed

Author: Zara S. Steiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199226865
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Challenging the common assumption that the Treaty of Versailles led to the opening of a second European war, this book provides an analysis of the attempts to reconstruct Europe during the 1920s. It examines the efforts that failed but also those which gave hope for future promise that are usually underestimated, if not ignored.

Power In Concert

Author: Jennifer Mitzen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022606025X
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How states cooperate in the absence of a sovereign power is a perennial question in international relations. With Power in Concert, Jennifer Mitzen argues that global governance is more than just the cooperation of states under anarchy: it is the formation and maintenance of collective intentions, or joint commitments among states to address problems together. The key mechanism through which these intentions are sustained is face-to-face diplomacy, which keeps states’ obligations to one another salient and helps them solve problems on a day-to-day basis. Mitzen argues that the origins of this practice lie in the Concert of Europe, an informal agreement among five European states in the wake of the Napoleonic wars to reduce the possibility of recurrence, which first institutionalized the practice of jointly managing the balance of power. Through the Concert’s many successes, she shows that the words and actions of state leaders in public forums contributed to collective self-restraint and a commitment to problem solving—and at a time when communication was considerably more difficult than it is today. Despite the Concert’s eventual breakdown, the practice it introduced—of face to face diplomacy as a mode of joint problem solving—survived and is the basis of global governance today.

The Shock Of America

Author: David Ellwood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198228791
Size: 41.30 MB
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An ambitious, original book describing a century of Europe coping with America: its inventions, personalities, films, armies, business, and politics. These decades reveal how much emotional energy Europeans invested in finding their own ways to reconcile tradition and modernity under the pressure of the ever-evolving American challenge.


Author: Keith Hitchins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198221265
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Hitchins traces how Rumania's political and intellectual élites attempted to create an independent state before the advent of communist rule in 1947.

The Triumph Of The Dark

Author: Zara Steiner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019161355X
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In this magisterial narrative, Zara Steiner traces the twisted road to war that began with Hitler's assumption of power in Germany. Covering a wide geographical canvas, from America to the Far East, Steiner provides an indispensable reassessment of the most disputed events of these tumultuous years. Steiner underlines the far-reaching consequences of the Great Depression, which shifted the initiative in international affairs from those who upheld the status quo to those who were intent on destroying it. In Europe, the l930s were Hitler's years. He moved the major chess pieces on the board, forcing the others to respond. From the start, Steiner argues, he intended war, and he repeatedly gambled on Germany's future to acquire the necessary resources to fulfil his continental ambitions. Only war could have stopped him-an unwelcome message for most of Europe. Misperception, miscomprehension, and misjudgment on the part of the other Great Powers leaders opened the way for Hitler's repeated diplomatic successes. It is ideology that distinguished the Hitler era from previous struggles for the mastery of Europe. Ideological presumptions created false images and raised barriers to understanding that even good intelligence could not penetrate. Only when the leaders of Britain and France realized the scale of Hitler's ambition, and the challenge Germany posed to their Great Power status, did they finally declare war.


Author: Paul Bew
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198205554
Size: 26.79 MB
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The modern Irish question is defined by many as a case of a great and supposedly liberal nation supposedly mistreating a smaller one. This text embodies a new approach to this issue, analysing key issues from religious discrimination and famine, to the passions of both nationalism and unionism.

The Oxford History Of Modern Europe

Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191578347
Size: 30.19 MB
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Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and military life of Europe. This book provides a better understanding of modern Europe, how it came to be what it is, and where it may be going in the future.

The Oxford Illustrated History Of Modern Europe

Author: T. C. W. Blanning
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192854261
Size: 69.12 MB
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'a superb volume, complete with maps, and tells the story of a continent from the 18th century to the present day.' -Irish Times