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

Governing The World




The compelling and provocative history of world government, from acclaimed author Mark Mazower

Shortlisted for the RUSI 2013 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military Literature

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.%%%The compelling and provocative history of world government, from acclaimed author Mark MazowerShortlisted for the RUSI 2013 Duke of Wellington Medal for Military LiteratureIn 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.

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

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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