[Forum München / Munich History Lecture] Adam Zamoyski (London): Vienna 1815: The Congress that Never Worked

26.10.2015 (18:30 - 20:30)

On Monday October 26, 2015 the very prominent historian Adam Zamoyski (London) gives a talk in the Munich History Lecture about the background and teh results of the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15 − "Vienna 1815: The Congress that Never Worked" is the title of Zamoyski's lecture that will be hold in English language.

The Talk is part of the Scholarly Lecture Series "Forum" of the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies and is open to the interested public.

The Prince de Ligne famously wrote to a friend that ‘the congress is not working, it is dancing’, and he was not far wrong. As the hundreds of participants gathered in Vienna in the autumn of 1814, there were great expectations throughout Europe of an equitable settlement that would open a new age in international affairs. In fact, all the major issues had already been settled between the four major powers, which intended to resolve the remaining questions strictly among themselves. As a result, the congress never actually opened and all the delegates assembled only once – to sign and seal what had been decided over their heads. The greatest casualty was central Europe, and Germany in particular, with fatal consequences stretching into the twentieth century.

Time: 26.10.2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Location: LMU Munich, Main Building, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, Room B 101

This lecture is part of the series Munich History Lecture and is being organised jointly by the Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies and the deanship of the Faculty of History and the Arts at the LMU Munich; another partner for this event is the Gesellschaft für Außenpolitik.

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