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By Maartje Abbenhuis

An Age of Neutrals offers a pioneering background of neutrality in Europe and the broader international among the Congress of Vienna and the outbreak of the 1st international warfare. 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 belief of neutrality has up to now avoided historians from realizing the excessive regard with which neutrality, as a device of international relations and statecraft and as a favored excellent with various purposes, used to be 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 resolve disputes, stabilize diplomacy and advertise quite a few pursuits inside and outdoors the continent.

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