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By Maartje Abbenhuis

An Age of Neutrals presents a pioneering historical past of neutrality in Europe and the broader international among the Congress of Vienna and the outbreak of the 1st global struggle. The 'long' 19th century (1815–1914) used to be an period of unheard of industrialization, imperialism and globalization; one that witnessed Europe's fiscal and political hegemony internationally. Dr Maartje Abbenhuis explores the ways that neutrality bolstered those interconnected advancements. She argues passive perception of neutrality has up to now 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 various functions, was once held. This compelling new background exposes neutrality as a colourful and crucial a part of the nineteenth-century foreign procedure; a strong device utilized by nice and small powers to unravel disputes, stabilize diplomacy and advertise numerous pursuits inside of and outdoors the continent.

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