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The Lights that Failed: European International History 1919-1933

Zara Steiner


This book is first and foremost a history of ruling-class diplomacy, but other factors are not ignored: the Bolsheviks, the Turks, and the insurgencies in Europe. This book provides detailed narrative and cogent analysis of the all that happened in Paris in 1919 and all that came out of it, with the aftermath of the peace process and the difficulty of avoiding war for twenty years. This book falls into two parts. Part 1 shows how the peacemakers and their successors dealt with the problems of a shattered Europe. The war had fundamentally altered both the internal structures of many of the Euro ... More

Keywords: diplomacy, peacemakers, Europe, internationalism, economic depression, étatism, autarcy, virulent nationalism, expansionism, Hitler

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780198221142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zara Steiner, author
Emeritus Fellow, New Hall, University of Cambridge

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