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Remaking Central Europe: The League of Nations and the Former Habsburg Lands

Peter Becker and Natasha Wheatley


This book presents Central Europe as a key laboratory for the interwar international order. A new regional order of national states, ushered into being by the dissolution of the multinational Habsburg Empire in 1918, was born alongside a new framework for international governance. The region became the key test case for new international organizations like the League of Nations: problems of border drawing, financial collapse, endemic disease, national minorities, and humanitarian aid emerged as domains where the League’s identity and authority were defined and tested. The predicaments of post- ... More

Keywords: League of Nations, Habsburg Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, successor states, global governance, international relations, internationalism, international organization, sovereignty, nationalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198854685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198854685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Becker, editor
Professor of Austrian History in the Department of History, University of Vienna

Natasha Wheatley, editor
Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Princeton University