The Hague Conferences and International Politics, 1898-1915 (Paperback)Maartje Abbenhuis (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
Important for historians of international politics ... [and] also highly relevant for historians of international law ... Historians of the Low Countries, finally, will find in the book a fascinating account. * BMGN-Low Countries Historical Review *
A valuable contribution to debates about internationalism and the role of 'public opinion' in the conduct of diplomacy in the early twentieth century. Written in an engaging and accessible style, it will benefit students and established scholars alike. * The Journal of Strategic Studies *
This book rethinks the place of the Hague conferences in modern international history. The public enthusiasm for peace endowed the work of the conferences with meaning and power, with crucial political implications throughout an often violent twentieth century. In a work, leavened with wit and personality, Abbenhuis shows how the conferences brought about real political change. * William Mulligan, Senior Lecturer in History, University College Dublin, Ireland *
Here is a compelling account of the forging of the framework of today's global laws of war and peace. Abbenhuis writes transnational history with a light touch and a shrewd eye for a moment when the Hague became what it is today -- a synonym for the search for peace and justice. Essential reading for students of twentieth-century history. * Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History Emeritus, Yale University, USA *
In this definitive and comprehensive study of The Hague Conferences of 1899 and 1907 and their legacies, Abbenhuis situates their accomplishments and limitations in the global "landscape of voices" that influenced them. Peace advocates, countless newspapers and books, politicians, women's organizations, and intellectuals helped normalize a discourse of "peace through law" that has had a lasting effect on the development of international law and the regulation of state-sponsored conflict around the world. * Robert A. Nye, Professor Emeritus of History, Oregon State University, USA *
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