Onglets principaux

BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI Richard - Geopolitics and Diplomacy in Europe: from Constantinople to Rome (20h)

This course will examine and consider relationships between states, with particular attention to the techniques and culture of diplomacy in the period from the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 to the treaty of Rome in 1957. It will survey the fall and rise of the major European powers considering their geopolitical priorities, their ideologies, and their harnessing of economic and demographic potential, as well as the relationships between Innenpolitik and Aussenpolitik. It will assess claims that the Peace of Westphalia of 1648 inaugurated an era of ‘sovereignty’ in interstate relations, lasting until the 1950s. It will feature a simulation game of the Congress of Vienna in 1814-15. // ECTS Card