By Dr Maartje Abbenhuis
An Age of Neutrals presents a pioneering historical past of neutrality in Europe and the broader global among the Congress of Vienna and the outbreak of the 1st international struggle. The 'long' 19th century (1815-1914) was once an period of unparalleled industrialization, imperialism and globalization; one that witnessed Europe's financial and political hegemony internationally. Dr Maartje Abbenhuis explores the ways that neutrality strengthened those interconnected advancements. She argues passive belief of neutrality has to this point avoided historians from figuring out the excessive regard with which neutrality, as a device of international relations and statecraft and as a well-liked excellent with quite a few functions, used to be held. This compelling new heritage exposes neutrality as a colourful and crucial a part of the nineteenth-century overseas procedure; a robust tool utilized by nice and small powers to unravel disputes, stabilize diplomacy and advertise numerous pursuits inside and out of doors the continent.
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Parmenter, M. P. Robinson, ‘The perils and possibilities of wartime neutrality on the edges of empire: Iroquois and Acadians between the French and British in North America, 1744–1760’, Diplomatic History 31, 2, 2007, pp. 167–206. For Danish neutrality in the mercantilist era: Feldbaek, ‘Denmark–Norway’, pp. 59–65; O. Feldbaek, ‘The Anglo-Danish convoy conflict of 1800. A study of small power policy and neutrality’, Scandinavian Journal of History 2, 1977, pp. 161–2. For Dutch neutrality: Welling, The prize; A.
An Age of Neutrals: Great Power Politics, 1815-1914 by Dr Maartje Abbenhuis