Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities After the Great War




      Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities After the Great War
The settlement of Versailles was than a failed peace What was debated at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 1920 hugely influenced how nations and empires, sovereignty, and the international order were understood after the Great War and into the present Beyond Versailles argues thatthis transformation of ideas was not the work of the treaty makers alone, but emerged in interaction with nationalist groups, anti colonial movements, and regional elites who took up the rhetoric of Paris and made it their own In shifting the spotlight from the palace of Versailles to the peripheries of Europe, Beyond Versailles turns to the treaties resonance on the ground and shows why the principles of the peace settlement meant different things in different locales It was in places a long way from Paris in Polish borderlands and in Portuguese colonies, in contested spaces like Silesia, Teschen and Danzig, and in states emerging from imperial collapse like Austria, Egypt, and Iran that notions of nation and sovereignty, legitimacy, and citizenship were negotiated and contested. Read Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities After the Great War author Marcus Payk – bluevapours.co.uk

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      Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities After the Great War
 By Marcus Payk IBN : 0253040914 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • Beyond Versailles: Sovereignty, Legitimacy, and the Formation of New Polities After the Great War
  • Marcus Payk
  • 24 March 2017
  • 0253040914

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