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    DescriptionYears before he was Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Henry Kissinger wrote "A World Restored" to understand and explain one of history's most important and dramatic periods-a time when Europe went from political chaos to a balanced peace that lasted for almost a hundred years. After the fall of Napoleon, European diplomats gathered in a festive Vienna with the task of restoring stability following the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. The central figures at the Congress of Vienna were the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Viscount Castlereagh and the Foreign Minister of Austria Klemens Wenzel von Mettern Metternich. Castlereagh was primarily concerned with maintaining balanced powers, while Metternich based his diplomacy on the idea of legitimacy-that is, establishing and working with governments that citizens accept without force. The peace they brokered lasted until the outbreak of World War I. Through trenchant analysis of the history and forces that create stability, "A World Restored" gives insight into how to create long-lasting geopolitical peace-lessons that Kissinger saw as applicable to the period immediately following World War II, when he was writing this book. But the lessons don't stop there. Like all good insights, the book's wisdom transcends any single political period. Kissinger's understanding of coalitions and balance of power can be applied to personal and professional situations, such as dealing with a tyrannical boss or coworker or formulating business or organizational tactics. Regardless of his ideology, Henry Kissinger has had an important impact on modern politics and few would dispute his brilliance as a strategist. For anyone interested in Western history, the tactics of diplomacy, or political strategy, this volume will provide deep understanding of a pivotal time.


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    Title
    A World Restored
    Subtitle
    Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry A Kissinger
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 376
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 722 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781626549777
    ISBN 10: 162654977X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1D
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, GTJ, JP, GTB
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000, POL034000, POL058000
    Thema V1.0: JP, GTU, GTM, NHD
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Echo Point Books & Media
    Imprint name
    Echo Point Books & Media
    Publication date
    20 June 2013