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Caiani, Ambrogio A. and Sperber, Jonathan and Aaslestad, Katherine and Jackson, Peter and Jarrett, Mark and Vick, Brian (2016) H-Diplo Roundtable Review. Review of: The Congress of Vienna, Power and Politics after Napoleon by Vick, Brian E.. H-Diplo Roundtable Review, 17 (24). pp. 12-13. (KAR id:55937)


Cambridge:Harvard University Press. 2014. ISBN: 9780674729711 (hardcover, $45.00/£29.95/€35.00)

Modern European history was under the anniversary spotlight in 2014-2015. The centenary of the beginning of the First World War brought forth a steady stream of commemorations and publications. Standing out was Christopher Clark’s The Sleepwalkers, a global bestseller, whose controversial reinterpretation of the crisis of July 1914 and of the responsibility for its violent outcome ignited a widespread academic and public debate.1 Overshadowed by the anniversary of the Great War’s outbreak was the bicentenary of another great war’s conclusion, two hundred years after the end of the Napoleonic wars. In this relatively subdued realm, most of the attention was devoted to the final instance of armed conflict, with official commemorations of, books about, large-scale reenactments of, and multimedia exhibitions displaying the Battle of Waterloo.

Item Type: Review
Uncontrolled keywords: Congress of Vienna, Public Sphere, Post-Napoleonic Europe, Public Sphere, Nationalism, Jurgen Habermas
Subjects: D History General and Old World
D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Ambrogio Caiani
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2016 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:35 UTC
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