A World Restored

Metternich, Castlereagh, and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204367

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 6288

Originally published in 1957—years before he was Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize—, Henry Kissinger wrote A World Restored, to understand and explain one of history’s most important and dramatic periods; a time when Europe went from political chaos to a balanced peace that lasted for almost a hundred years. After the fall of Napoleon, European diplomats gathered in a festive Vienna with the task of restoring stability following the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. The central figures at the Congress of Vienna were the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Viscount Castlereagh and the Foreign Minister of Austria Klemens Wenzel von Mettern Metternich. Castlereagh was primarily concerned with maintaining balanced powers, while Metternich based his diplomacy on the idea of legitimacy—that is, establishing and working with governments that citizens accept without force. The peace they brokered lasted until the outbreak of World War I. Through trenchant analysis of the history and forces that create stability, A World Restored gives insight into how to create long-lasting geopolitical peace-lessons that Kissinger saw as applicable to the period immediately following World War II, when he was writing this book. But the lessons don’t stop there. Like all good insights, the book’s wisdom transcends any single political period. Kissinger’s understanding of coalitions and balance of power can be applied to personal and professional situations, such as dealing with a tyrannical boss or co-worker or formulating business or organizational tactics. Regardless of his ideology, Henry Kissinger has had an important impact on modern politics and few would dispute his brilliance as a strategist. For anyone interested in Western history, the tactics of diplomacy, or political strategy, this volume will provide deep understanding of a pivotal time.


Stratege und Visionär

Author: Wolfram Siemann

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406683878

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 983

View: 2035

Metternich gilt seit je als Inbegriff der Reaktion, als rückwärtsgewandter Feind aller liberalen und nationalen Kräfte. Wolfram Siemann zeichnet in seiner grandiosen Biographie ein fundamental neues Bild des Staatsmannes, der für vier Jahrzehnte die Geschicke Europas prägte. Metternichs Denken war moderner, seine Diagnosen hellsichtiger und sein Wirken zukunftsweisender, als man ihm bisher zugestanden hat. „Ein Mann wie ich scheißt auf das Leben von einer Million Menschen!“, erklärte Napoleon seinem Gegenspieler Metternich im Jahr 1813. Clemens Fürst von Metternich (1773 –1859) erlebte die mehr als zwanzig Jahre andauernden Kriege in Europa als Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation. Fast prophetisch sah er voraus, dass der Freiheitsdrang der Nationen in eine noch blutigere Katastrophe münden würde. Metternichs Friedensordnung von 1815 kann nur vor diesem Hintergrund begriffen werden. Das gilt sogar für seine repressiven Maßnahmen gegen jeden drohenden gesellschaftlichen Aufstand. Auf der Grundlage zahlreicher neuer Quellen lässt Wolfram Siemann einen schillernden und vielschichtigen Mann vor unseren Augen lebendig werden: Metternich war ein traditionsbewusster Reichsgraf und ein frühindustrieller Unternehmer, ein Bewunderer der englischen Verfassung, ein scheiternder Reformer in einem fragilen Vielvölkerstaat und ein Verehrer der Frauen. Diese Biographie ist ein Meilenstein und taucht nicht nur Metternich, sondern die Geschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts insgesamt in ein neues Licht.

Das Gleichgewicht der Grossmächte

Metternich, Castlereagh und die Neuordnung Europas, 1812-22

Author: Henry Kissinger,Horst Jordan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 685

View: 3124


Henry Kissinger and the American Approach to Foreign Policy

Author: Gregory D. Cleva

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838751473

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 8822

This analysis of Henry Kissinger's historical philosophy, statecraft, and views on international politics reveals Kissinger to be a transitional figure who urged a conversion of American foreign policy from an insular to a continental approach.

A World Restored

God's Story of Reconciliation with Humanity

Author: Kimberly Brune

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998991108


Page: N.A

View: 6824

In A World Restored, Kimberly Brune invites you into the story of God with Humanity.Kimberly unpacks what it means to be made in the image of a relational God and welcomes you into the process of seeing what is broken be healed.Through Biblical understanding and personal stories, you are reminded of what it means to be human and of the incredible gift of life.What is lost can be found once more.


The Erotic Liberal

Author: Jonathan David Gross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511620

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 231

View: 1717

The photographic essay The Lace Curtains of Berlin is a kind of archaeological experiment, studying studies things used by a certain group of people in order to investigate who they are. The people in question are the Berliners and the things studied are their lace curtains. Though oblivious to most people, the curtains send out messages and tell almost as much about the people behind them as many an anthropological study would. The Lace Curtains of Berlin is the graphic, non-fiction part of the Twin Projects: Berlin. The fiction part is the novel The Games. There is a character in the novel called Rainer-Werner Sprengberg who photographs lace curtains. These are "his" curtains. The 196 pictures shown in this book are only a very small sample of what is available. There are literally hundreds of different kinds. To those readers who will make it to Berlin, it's like an appetizer. To the majority who won't, it's the only chance to experience this wonderful example of textile poetry. You will need time to educate your eye. At first glance the curtains do not look beautiful. They seem ugly, tacky, sometimes even barbaric, the textile equivalent to sauerkraut with bratwurst. But take your time. Just walk around. It's a wonderful experience. With time you will learn to differentiate between them, to delight on the "variations on the same theme." You will rejoice when you discover a new type. Sometimes you will laugh out loud, other times you will want to cry even louder. Slowly your feelings toward the curtains will change. And here comes the scariest part: someday you will lose all your inhibitions and will start to love them. Because they transcend their tackiness! The lace curtains of Berlin are the proof that tackiness, when taken to extremes, can acquire a poetic dimension.

Kissinger and Brzezinski

The NSC and the Struggle for Control of US National Security Policy

Author: Gerry Argyris Andrianopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349217417

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 5854

Going beyond superficial comparisons of Kissinger and Brzezinski, this study, by comparing their views on world politics and on strategy and tactics for achieving national goals and examining the consistency of their beliefs and actions while in and out of office, finds that, despite Brzezinski's attacks on Kissinger, he shared many of his views and copied many of his actions while in office and that their policy-making behaviour was, indeed, strongly influenced by their shared beliefs.

Napoleon and Berlin

The Franco-Prussian War in North Germany, 1813

Author: Michael V. Leggiere

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806147261

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1058

At a time when Napoleon needed all his forces to reassert French dominance in Central Europe, why did he fixate on the Prussian capital of Berlin? Instead of concentrating his forces for a decisive showdown with the enemy, he repeatedly detached large numbers of troops, under ineffective commanders, toward the capture of Berlin. In Napoleon and Berlin, Michael V. Leggiere explores Napoleon’s almost obsessive desire to capture Berlin and how this strategy ultimately lost him all of Germany. Napoleon’s motives have remained a subject of controversy from his own day until ours. He may have hoped to deliver a tremendous blow to Prussia’s war-making capacity and morale. Ironically, the heavy losses and strategic reverses sustained by the French left Napoleon’s Grande Armee vulnerable to an Allied coalition that eventually drove Napoleon from Central Europe forever.

Syrian Identity in the Greco-Roman World

Author: Nathanael J. Andrade

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244560

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3405

By engaging with recent developments in the study of empires, this book examines how inhabitants of Roman imperial Syria reinvented expressions and experiences of Greek, Roman and Syrian identification. It demonstrates how the organization of Greek communities and a peer polity network extending citizenship to ethnic Syrians generated new semiotic frameworks for the performance of Greekness and Syrianness. Within these, Syria's inhabitants reoriented and interwove idioms of diverse cultural origins, including those from the Near East, to express Greek, Roman and Syrian identifications in innovative and complex ways. While exploring a vast array of written and material sources, the book thus posits that Greekness and Syrianness were constantly shifting and transforming categories, and it critiques many assumptions that govern how scholars of antiquity often conceive of Roman imperial Greek identity, ethnicity and culture in the Roman Near East, and processes of 'hybridity' or similar concepts.

Friedensnobelpreis und historische Grundlagenforschung

Ludwig Quidde und die Erschließung der kurialen Registerüberlieferung

Author: Michael Matheus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110259559

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 2318

2008 marked the 150th birthday of Nobel Laureate Ludwig Quidde, who led the Prussian Historical Institute in Rome from 1890 to 1892. During his time there, he initiated the Repertorium Germanicum, which remains one of the most important undertakings in pure historical research to this day. This anthology pays tribute to Ludwig Quidde’s life and work, focusing in particular on his activities within the peace movement.


Der Idealist, 1923-1968

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549074749

Category: Political Science

Page: 1200

View: 4128


Global management

Author: Wolfgang Hoppenstedt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825886448

Category: International cooperation

Page: 142

View: 1659


Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 6020



The End of Glory

Author: Munro Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199380694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 344

View: 2402

On April 20, 1814, after a dizzying series of battles, campaigns, and diplomatic intrigues, a defeated Napoleon Bonaparte made his farewell speech to the Old Guard in the courtyard of the Chateau de Fontainebleau and set off for exile on the island of Elba. Napoleonic legend asserts that the Emperor was brought down by foreign powers determined to destroy him and discredit his achievements, with the aid of highly placed domestic traitors. Others argue that once Napoleon's military defeats began in 1812, his fall became inevitable. But in fact, as Munro Price shows in this brilliant new book, Napoleon's fall could have been avoided altogether. Exploring a critical and often neglected period of Napoleonic history between 1812 and 1814, Napoleon: The End of Glory offers a more complete picture of the Emperor's decline and fall than any previous work. Price analyzes the political, military, and diplomatic events of the period, from Napoleon's disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812 to the multiple failed attempts by Austria to broker peace. He illuminates the dynamic relationships between Napoleon and the wily Austrian foreign minister Metternich-whose desire for equilibrium within the European states system clashed with Napoleon's unshakeable belief in hegemony and subjection-and the charming and enigmatic Alexander I of Russia. And he explores the lasting impact of the bloody Terror of the French Revolution on Napoleon's decisions once he came to power. Rejecting the assumption that defeat was unavoidable, Price considers instead why Napoleon failed to explore a compromise peace that could have allowed him to keep his crown, arguing that the answer to this question has powerful implications for our understanding of the Napoleonic wars. Ultimately, Price provides a convincing portrait of the Emperor's decline, exposing his blindness, intransigence and miscalculations; his preference for war and his declining ability to wage it; and his nearly pathological fear of a dishonorable peace. A deeply researched study of the moment of a great man's fall, Napoleon: The End of Glory forces us to reconsider Napoleon's character, motives, and the reasons for his spectacular failure.

The Indispensable Zinn

The Essential Writings of the "People's Historian"

Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595586938

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 3588

When Howard Zinn died in early 2010, millions of Americans mourned the loss of one of the nation’s foremost intellectual and political guides; a historian, activist, and truth-teller who, in the words of the New York Times’ Bob Herbert, “peel[ed] back the rosy veneer of much of American history to reveal sordid realities that had remained hidden for too long.” A collection designed to highlight Zinn’s essential writings, The Indispensable Zinn includes excerpts from Zinn’s bestselling A People’s History of the United States; his memoir, You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train; his inspiring writings on the civil rights movement, and the full text of his celebrated play, Marx in Soho. Noted historian and activist Timothy Patrick McCarthy provides essential historical and biographical context for each selection. With an introduction from Zinn’s former Spellman College student and longtime friend Alice Walker, and an afterword by Noam Chomsky, The Indispensable Zinn is both a fitting tribute to the legacy of a man whose “work changed the way millions of people saw the past” (Noam Chomsky), and a powerful and accessible introduction for anyone coming to Zinn’s essential body of work for the first time.

Air Force Officer's Guide

Author: Stephen E. Wright

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811760154

Category: Reference

Page: 432

View: 3555

Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.