Securing Europe after Napoleon 1815 and the New European Security Culture

Author(s) : DE GRAAF Beatrice, DE HAAN Ido, VICK Brian E.
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Securing Europe after Napoleon 1815 and the New European Security Culture

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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.


Vienna 1815: Introducing A European Security Culture, by Beatrice de Graaf, Ido de Haan, and Brian Vick

Part I – Conceptualisations

1 – Cultures of Peace and Security from the Vienna Congress to the Twenty-First Century, Characteristics And Dilemmas, by Matthias Schulz

2 – Historicising a Security Culture: Peace, Security and the Vienna System in History and Politics, 1815 to Present, by Eckart Conze

3 – The Congress of Vienna as a Missed Opportunity: Conservative Visions Of A New European Order After Napoleon, by Matthijs Lok

Part II – Institutions and Interests

4 – The Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine: A First Step Towards European Economic Security, by Joep Schenk

5 – From the Balance of Power to a Balance of Diplomacy? Peace And Security In The Vienna Settlement, by Stella Ghervas

6 – The London Ambassadors’ Conferences and Beyond. Abolition Barbary Corsairs And Multilateral Security In The Congress Of Vienna System, by Brian Vick

7 – The Allied Machine. The Conference Of Ministers In Paris And The Management Of Security 1815, by Beatrice de Graaf

8 – The German Confederation. Cornerstone Of The New European Security System, by Wolf D. Gruner

Part III – Threats

9 – Constructing an International Conspiracy. Revolutionary Concertation And Police Networks In The European Restoration, by Ido de Haan and Jeroen van Zanten

10 – Security and Transnational Policing of Political Subversion and International Crime in the German Confederation after 1815, by Karl Härter

11 – The Papacy, Reform and Intervention. International Collective Security In Restoration Italy, by David Laven

12 – From Augarten to Algiers. Security And Piracy Around The Congress Of Vienna, by Erik de Lange

Part IV – Agents and Practices.

13 – Friedrich von Gentz and His Wallachian Correspondents. Security Concerns In A Southeastern European Borderland 1812, by Constantin Ardeleanu

14 – Diplomats as Power Brokers, by Mark Jarrett

15 – Economic Insecurity, ‘Securities’ and a European Security Culture after the Napoleonic Wars, by Glenda Sluga

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