Ozan Ozavci discusses what happens to the everyday lives of diplomats in a foreign capital when their respective governments turn from friends to foes.
Revisiting the Duke of Wellington: More liberal abroad than at home?
Beatrice de Graaf analyses the Duke of Wellington's apparent liberal duality. by contextualising his political views, de graaf reveals the many-sideness of the duke of wellington.
Culture and Sedition: Milan after Napoleon (1814-21)
Stefano Lissi explores the emergence of nationalism in Lombardy after Napoleon and highlights the diverse security strategies used by the Austrian authorities against subversive actors
The Futile Attempt to Limit Movement: The Gendarmerie in the 19th-century mid-sized German States
Zef Segal looks at nineteenth-century German society through the prism of law and order.
Reordering East Asian International Relations after 1860 by Seo-Hyun Park
Park looks into the foreign policy responses shown by Japan and Korea to demonstrate reflected attempts to adjust to changes in both the traditional regional order and the Europe-based but expanding “international society.”
Friedrich von Gentz and His Wallachian Correspondents by Constantin Ardeleanu
Constantin Ardeleanu reveals the complex relationship between the freelance diplomat and his generous clients, in which Gentz acted as an unofficial diplomatic agent, confidant and tutor, thereby engaging in a process of ‘distance social teaching’ in relation to his princely correspondents, who themselves were ‘intelligence brokers’ in Europe’s southeastern periphery.
Securing Europe after Napoleon by Beatrice de Graaf, Ido de Haan and Brian Vick
Ozan Ozavci offers the first genealogical analysis of western interventionism in the Levant whilst freeing the Eastern Question from the monopoly of Great Power politics
The Rhine during the Napoleonic Empire: a tourist perspective
Joep Schenk looks at the local communities’ daily life and of and the region’s tourist potential under French rule.
The Price of Security
Beatrice de Graaf on the dilemma of paying for peace. With Versailles (1919) as a costly peace treaty and Aachen (1818) as a security-finance trade-off that actually worked