A World Restored (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 50 Years)

by Henry Kissinger

The Napoleonic Wars were followed by an almost unprecedented century of politicalstability.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 356 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.1 out of 5
  • Published October 28th 1999 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • Original Title: A World Restored
  • ISBN: 0297643959 (ISBN13: 9780297643951)

The Napoleonic Wars were followed by an almost unprecedented century of political stability. A World Restored analyses the alliances formed and treaties signed by the world’s leaders during the years 1812 to 1822, focussing on the personalities of the two main negotiators: Viscount Castlereagh, the British foreign secretary, and Prince von Metternich, his Austrian counterpart. Henry Kissinger explains how the turbulent relationship between these two men, the differing concerns of their respective countries and the changing nature of diplomacy all influenced the final shape of the peace. Originally published in 1957.