By Maartje Abbenhuis

An Age of Neutrals presents a pioneering historical past of neutrality in Europe and the broader global among the Congress of Vienna and the outbreak of the 1st global warfare. The 'long' 19th century (1815–1914) was once an period of unheard of industrialization, imperialism and globalization; one that witnessed Europe's fiscal and political hegemony internationally. Dr Maartje Abbenhuis explores the ways that neutrality strengthened those interconnected advancements. She argues passive perception of neutrality has so far avoided historians from realizing the excessive regard with which neutrality, as a device of international relations and statecraft and as a well-liked excellent with quite a few purposes, used to be held. This compelling new heritage exposes neutrality as a colourful and crucial a part of the nineteenth-century overseas method; a strong software utilized by nice and small powers to resolve disputes, stabilize diplomacy and advertise various pursuits inside of and out of doors the continent.

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