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By Maartje Abbenhuis

An Age of Neutrals offers a pioneering historical past of neutrality in Europe and the broader global among the Congress of Vienna and the outbreak of the 1st international battle. The 'long' 19th century (1815–1914) was once an period of remarkable industrialization, imperialism and globalization; one that witnessed Europe's financial and political hegemony internationally. Dr Maartje Abbenhuis explores the ways that neutrality bolstered those interconnected advancements. She argues passive perception of neutrality has to date avoided historians from knowing the excessive regard with which neutrality, as a device of international relations and statecraft and as a favored perfect with a variety of functions, used to be held. This compelling new historical past exposes neutrality as a colourful and crucial a part of the nineteenth-century overseas approach; a strong device utilized by nice and small powers to unravel disputes, stabilize diplomacy and advertise a number of pursuits inside of and outdoors the continent.

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