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  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718192945
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

Governing the World

The History of an Idea




The major new book from award-winning author of Dark Continent and Hitler's Empire

In 1815 the shocked and exhausted victors of the decades of fighting that had engulfed Europe for a generation agreed to a new system for keeping the peace. Instead of independent states changing sides, doing deals and betraying one another, a new, collegial 'Concert of Europe' would ensure that the brutal chaos of the Napoleonic Wars never happened again.

Mark Mazower's remarkable new book recreates two centuries of international government - the struggle to spread values and build institutions to bring order to an anarchic and dangerous state system. It shows how what started as a European story became the framework for today's world, as free traders, communists and nationalists all put forward their own radical visions of international harmony.

  • Published: 21 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9780718192945
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 496

About the author

Mark Mazower

Mark Mazower is Reader in History at the University of Sussex. He is the author of the prize-winning Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-1944 (co-winner of the Fraenkel Prize and the Longman/History Today Book of the Year). He writes and broadcasts regularly on current developments in the Balkans.

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