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No Enchanted Palace

The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations

Συγγραφέας: Mazower Mark M.
Εκδότης: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691135212
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Lawrence Stone Lectures 1
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 248
Διαστάσεις: 22x2x14
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2009
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2009

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "No Enchanted Palace"

"No Enchanted Palace" traces the origins and early development of the United Nations, one of the most influential yet perhaps least understood organizations active in the world today. Acclaimed historian Mark Mazower forces us to set aside the popular myth that the UN miraculously rose from the ashes of World War II as the guardian of a new and peaceful global order, offering instead a strikingly original interpretation of the UN's ideological roots, early history, and changing role in world affairs. Mazower brings the founding of the UN brilliantly to life. He shows how the UN's creators envisioned a world organization that would protect the interests of empire, yet how this imperial vision was decisively reshaped by the postwar reaffirmation of national sovereignty and the unanticipated rise of India and other former colonial powers.

This is a story told through the clash of personalities, such as South African statesman Jan Smuts, who saw in the UN a means to protect the old imperial and racial order; Raphael Lemkin and Joseph Schechtman, Jewish intellectuals at odds over how the UN should combat genocide and other atrocities; and Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, who helped transform the UN from an instrument of empire into a forum for ending it. A much-needed historical reappraisal of the early development of this vital world institution, "No Enchanted Palace" reveals how the UN outgrew its origins and has exhibited an extraordinary flexibility that has enabled it to endure to the present day.

Συγγραφέας/εις: Mazower Mark M.
Κατηγορία: ιστορία
Σειρά βιβλίου: The Lawrence Stone Lectures 1
ISBN: 9780691135212
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 28/09/2009
Σελίδες: 248
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: English
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Jersey
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 454 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x2x14 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2009


Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Jan Smuts and Imperial Internationalism 28
Chapter 2: Alfred Zimmern and the Empire of Freedom 66
Chapter 3: Nations, Refugees, and Territory
The Jews and the Lessons of the Nazi New Order 104
Chapter 4: Jawaharlal Nehru and the Emergence of the Global United Nations 149
Afterword 190
Notes 205
Index 225

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