Liberty, Security, and the Congress of Vienna


This proposed colloquium, to be held in Vienna in 2015 to mark the bicentennial of the congress, will address the history and legacy of the Congress of Vienna. It will investigate the impact of the congress on the history of liberalism and will invite discussion about the project of the European Union.


Conference Readings

Final Act of the Congress of Vienna/General Treaty (1815).

The Holy Alliance Treaty. September 26, 1815.

Artz, Frederick B. Reaction and Revolution: 1814-1832. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1934.

Chapman, Tim. The Congress of Vienna: Origins, Process, and Results. London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

Jarrett, Mark. The Congress of Vienna and its Legacy: War and Great Power Diplomacy after Napoleon. London and New York: I. B. Tauris, 2013.

King, David. Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon made Love, War, and Peace at the Congress of Vienna. Harmony Books: New York, 2008.

Kissinger, Henry. A World Restored: Metternich, Castlereagh and the Problems of Peace 1812-1822. Brattleboro: Echo Point Books & Media, LLC, 2013.

Kraehe, Enno E. Metternich’s German Policy, Volume II: The Congress of Vienna, 1814-1815. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1983.

Metternich, Richard. Memoirs of Prince Metternich, 1773-1815. Translated by Mrs. Alexander Napier. New York: Howard Fertig, 1970.

Nicolson, Harold. The Congress of Vienna: A Study in Allied Unity, 1812-1822. New York: The Viking Press, 1963.

Staël, Germaine de. Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution. Edited by Aurelian Craiutu. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 2008.

Vick, Brian E. The Congress of Vienna: Power and Politics after Napoleon. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.

von Metternich, Clemens. Metternich, The Autobiography 1773-1815. Welwyn Garden City: Ravenhall Books, 2004.

Zamoyski, Adam. Rites of Peace: The Fall of Napoleon and the Congress of Vienna. New York: HarperCollins Publishing, 2007.