1st Edition

The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750

    500 Pages
    by Routledge

    500 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750 examines the varied and multifaceted scholarship surrounding the topic of peace and engages in a fruitful dialogue about the global history of peace since 1750.

    Interdisciplinary in nature, the book includes contributions from authors working in fields as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, art, sociology, and Peace Studies. The book crosses the divide between historical inquiry and Peace Studies scholarship, with traditional aspects of peace promotion sitting alongside expansive analyses of peace through other lenses, including specific regional investigations of the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and other parts of the world. Divided thematically into six parts that are loosely chronological in structure, the book offers a broad overview of peace issues such as peacebuilding, state building, and/or conflict resolution in individual countries or regions, and indicates the unique challenges of achieving peace from a range of perspectives.

    Global in scope and supported by regional and temporal case studies, the volume is an essential resource for educators, activists, and policymakers involved in promoting peace and curbing violence as well as students and scholars of Peace Studies, history, and their related fields.

    List of illustrationsList of contributorsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Disciplines in dispute—history, peace studies, and the pursuit of peaceCHRISTIAN PHILIP PETERSON, MICHAEL LOADENTHAL, AND WILLIAM M. KNOBLAUCHPART IParadigms of peace 1 Philosophies of peace, 1750–1865 CASEY RENTMEESTER2 Peace in an age of modernity, 1865–1914 CHARLES F. HOWLETT AND CHRISTIAN PHILIP PETERSON3 Liberal internationalism and the search for international peace WAQAR ZAIDI4 Structural conflict, systemic violence, and peace: A guided reading MICHAEL LOADENTHALPART IIIcons of peace 5 Three apostles of non-violence: An introduction to the religious thinking of Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Abdul Ghaffar Khan ANNA HAMLING6 The evolution of Tolstoyan pacifism in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, 1900–1937 IRINA GORDEEVA7 One man’s peace: Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s non-violent philosophy KEVIN E. GRIMM8 “Sane ideas which may yet save the world from further conflict”: Bertrand Russell’s and Julian Huxley’s lecture tours in early Cold War Australia JO GRANT9 Black Power and the anti-Vietnam War movement SIMON HALL10 Ibrahim Rugova and his peaceful resistance for independence of Kosovo JUSUF SALIH11 Nelson Mandela and the decolonial paradigm of peace SABELO J. NDLOVU-GATSHENIPART IIIReligious and cultural dimensions of peace 12 Losing my religion: The effects of World War I on pacifism in the Stone-Campbell Movement JOSHUA W. JEFFERY13 From Father Berrigan to Black Lives Matter: Literary representations of peace activism


    Christian Philip Peterson teaches history at Ferris State University, USA. Besides writing numerous book chapters and journal articles, he has also authored two books, including Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West (Routledge, 2012).

    William M. Knoblauch is Assistant Professor of History at Finlandia University, USA. He is most recently the author of Nuclear Freeze in a Cold War: The Reagan Administration, Cultural Activism, and the End of the Arms Race (2017).

    Michael Loadenthal is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Justice Studies at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, and the Executive Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Association. His latest book, The Politics of Attack (2017), explores the communiqués of clandestine anarchist networks.