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Paradoxes of Peace in Nineteenth Century Europe

Thomas Hippler and Miloš Vec


This book is an edited collection deconstructing the notion of peace as a legal and political idea, by focusing on the history of its use in nineteenth-century international relations and international law. Starting from a critical view that the value of ‘restoring peace’ or ‘keeping peace’ is, and has been, regularly used as a pretext for military intervention, the book traces the conceptual history of peace in nineteenth-century legal and political practice. It explores the role of the value of peace in shaping the public rhetoric and legitimizing action in general international relations, i ... More

Keywords: peace, history of peace, international relations, international law, keeping peace, restoring peace, military intervention, international trade, colonialism, armed conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198727996
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727996.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Hippler, editor
Associate Professor, Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), University of Lyon, France

Miloš Vec, editor
Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History, University of Vienna

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