The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War

The Making of Peace: Rulers, States, and the Aftermath of War

by Williamson Murray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521517192

ISBN-13: 9780521517195

Pub. Date: 01/12/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Making of Peace represents a unique contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed - or failed to address - the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and in contests

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The Making of Peace represents a unique contribution to the study of war: namely, the difficulties that statesmen have confronted in attempting to put back together the pieces after a major conflict. These essays examine how Western belligerents have addressed - or failed to address - the making of peace across a span of two and a half millennia and in contests reflecting a broad range of prompting disputes. Some efforts produced at best a momentary suspension of hostilities. Others transformed the very context of international relations. Defined more modestly, however, as the control and moderation of violence, some peacemaking efforts were notably more successful than others. This study also serves as a first draft of a guide for those who will confront the equally difficult task of maintaining the peace, once achieved.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521517195
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/12/2009
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: concluding peace Sir Michael Howard vii

1 Introduction: searching for peace Williamson Murray 1

2 The Peace of Nicias Paul A. Rahe 31

3 "A swift and sure peace": the Congress of Westphalia 1643-1648 Derek Croxton Geoffrey Parker 71

4 The Peace of Paris, 1763 Fred Anderson 101

5 In search of military repose: the Congress of Vienna and the making of peace Richard Hart Sinnreich 131

6 War and peace in the post-Civil War South James M. McPherson 160

7 Vae victoribus: Bismarck's quest for peace in the Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871 Marcus Jones 177

8 Versailles: the peace without a chance Williamson Murray 209

9 "Building buffers and filling vacuums": Great Britain and the Middle East, 1914-1922 John Gooch 240

10 Mission improbable, fear, culture, and interest: peace making, 1943-1949 Colin Gray 265

11 The economic making of peace Jim Lacey 293

12 Ending the Cold War Frederick W. Kagan 323

13 Conclusion: history and the making of peace Richard Hart Sinnreich 356

Index 369

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