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.

chapter |29 pages


Disciplines in dispute—history, peace studies, and the pursuit of peace
ByChristian Philip Peterson, Michael Loadenthal, William M. Knoblauch

part I|54 pages

Paradigms of Peace

chapter 1|9 pages

Philosophies of Peace, 1750–1865

ByCasey Rentmeester

chapter 2|17 pages

Peace in an Age of Modernity, 1865–1914

ByCharles F. Howlett, Christian Philip Peterson

chapter 3|11 pages

Liberal Internationalism and the Search for International Peace

ByWaqar Zaidi

chapter 4|15 pages

Structural Conflict, Systemic Violence, and Peace: A Guided Reading

ByMichael Loadenthal

part II|80 pages

Icons of Peace

chapter 5|11 pages

Three Apostles of Non-Violence

An introduction to the religious thinking of Tolstoy, Gandhi, and Abdul Ghaffar Khan
ByAnna Hamling

chapter 7|12 pages

One Man’s Peace

Influences on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s non-violent philosophy
ByKevin E. Grimm

chapter 8|11 pages

“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
ByJo Grant

chapter 9|10 pages

Black Power and the Anti-Vietnam War Movement

BySimon Hall

chapter 11|11 pages

Nelson Mandela and the Decolonial Paradigm of Peace

BySabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

part III|62 pages

Religious and Cultural Dimensions of Peace

chapter 12|10 pages

Losing My Religion

The effects of World War I on pacifism in the Stone-Campbell Movement
ByJoshua W. Jeffery

chapter 13|12 pages

From Father Berrigan to Black Lives Matter

Literary representations of peace activism since 1945
ByCarolyn Dekker

chapter 14|10 pages

Film Depictions of Children as Modern Anti-War Crusaders

ByBenita Blessing

chapter 15|9 pages

Apocalyptic Dissenters

Seventh-day Adventists and peace activism in the nineteenth century
ByAbel Rios

chapter 16|19 pages

Improvisatory Peace Activism?

Graffiti during and after Egypt’s most recent revolution 1
ByAsif Majid

part IV|43 pages

Antinuclear Peace Activism

chapter 17|9 pages

The Nuclear Freeze

Transnational pursuit of positive peace
ByDario Fazzi

chapter 18|11 pages

Pacific Concerns

Nuclear weapons and the peace movement in Australia, 1960–1967
ByKyle Harvey

chapter 19|10 pages

Andrei Sakharov on Nuclear War and Nuclear Peace

ByJay Bergman

chapter 20|11 pages

Scientists as Peace Activists, 1975–1991

ByPaul Rubinson

part V|85 pages

Non-Violence and the Nation State

chapter 21|11 pages

Non-Violence in Ireland’s Independence

ByPatrick Van Inwegen

chapter 22|12 pages


A long journey to peace
BySaul M. Rodriguez

chapter 23|11 pages

The Antiwar Movement in Lebanon, 1975–1990

ByMagnus Dølerud

chapter 24|15 pages

Israel and the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict

ByGalia Golan

chapter 25|11 pages

Peace Process without the People

Sidelining popular struggle in Palestine
ByMichael J. Carpenter

chapter 26|11 pages

A Farewell to Arms?

Evolving peace in the Taiwan Strait
ByTony Tai-Ting Liu

chapter 27|12 pages

Understanding Violent Conflict in Africa

Trends, causes, and prospects
ByLeila Demarest, Arnim Langer

part VI|91 pages

Modern Challenges

chapter 29|11 pages

The Anti-Vietnam War Movement

International activism and the search for world peace
ByChris Dixon, Jon Piccini

chapter 30|11 pages

Belgian Peace Demonstrations after the Invasion of Iraq

A sociological perspective
ByIone Corbeel, Pauline Ketelaars

chapter 31|11 pages

An Activist in Exile

Janet Mondlane and the Mozambican liberation movement
ByJoanna Tague

chapter 32|10 pages

Feminist Perspectives in the Implementation of UN Resolution 1325

ByJudith Oleson

chapter 33|15 pages


How women are passed over in peace processes and how data fails to capture their efforts
ByNatalie W. Romeri-Lewis, Sarah F. Brown, Benjamin T. White