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The Congress of Vienna
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134976
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-497-1
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 940
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 126

Summary

In late 1814, representatives from all of the major European nations met in Vienna, the Austrian capital, to try to reorganize the continent. Europe had just undergone 25 years of bloody war and revolution, with kings toppled from their thrones and radical new ideas disseminated about political liberty and nationalism. What the diplomats sought to achieve in Vienna was not merely a temporary peace treaty, but a permanent way of resolving disagreements by negotiation rather than conflict among countries. The Congress of Vienna discusses what the statesmen hoped to achieve in Vienna, analyzes the mixed fortunes of the "Congress System" they established, and looks at the congress's legacy of international mediation in our era through such institutions as the United Nations Security Council.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Biographical sidebars. Excerpts from primary source documents. Chronology. Timeline. Footnotes. Bibliography. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Alan Allport grew up in Whiston, England, and moved to the United States when he was 24. He received a doctorate in history from the University of Pennsylvania and currently teaches at Princeton University. In addition to writing several books for Chelsea House, he is the author of Demobbed: Coming Home after World War Two. He lives near Philadelphia with his wife and their two children.

Reviews and Awards

"...clear, thorough, and interesting...[does] a very fine job of bringing students up to speed on world events about which they probably know very little."


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