Securing Europe after Napoleon #newbook

Securing Europe after Napoleon. 1815 and the New European Security Culture, edited by Beatrice de Graaf, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands , Ido de Haan, Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands , Brian Vick, Emory University, Atlanta (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2019), 325 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1108428224.


After the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, the leaders of Europe at the Congress of Vienna aimed to establish a new balance of power. The settlement established in 1815 ushered in the emergence of a genuinely European security culture. In this volume, leading historians offer new insights into the military cooperation, ambassadorial conferences, transnational police networks, and international commissions that helped produce stability. They delve into the lives of diplomats, ministers, police officers and bankers, and many others who were concerned with peace and security on and beyond the European continent. This volume is a crucial contribution to the debates on securitisation and security cultures emerging in response to threats to the international order.

With contributions by Constantin Ardeleanu, Eckart Conze, Stella Ghervas, Beatrice de Graaf, Wolf. D Gruner, Ido de Haan, Karl Härter, Mark Jarrett, Erik de Lange,  David Laven, Matthijs Lok, Joep Schenk, Matthias Schulz, Glenda Sluga, Brian Vick, and Jeroen van Zanten.

Ido de Haan, Dutch Research School for Political History