An examination of the global history of peace since 1750
Finlandia University Associate Professor of History Dr. William Knoblauch latest publication, The Routledge History of World Peace since 1750, is available now.
“People are dying right now,” Dr. Knoblauch said “We are sitting here talking and people are dying. There are crises all over the world and it’s [peace] a pretty important topic. We delve into it pretty deeply; about what are the actual ways to stop violence and ensure peace.”
By design, the book combines the writings of multiple disciplines who historically don’t get along into one volume. Contributions range from authors working in fields as diverse as history, philosophy, literature, art, sociology and peace studies. The hope being to create a dialogue between these diverse disciplines about the topic of peace.
“It’s an academic book, the kind you find in a university library”, he said. “The kind of book where if someone is doing research on a specific area, they will go and find a chapter or two and they’ll use it – it has utility.”
Knoblauch, who was honored as the Board of Trustees Distinguished Faculty in 2018, will also have an article in the book Media and the Cold War in the 1980s: Between Star Wars and Glasnost (Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media) which should be published around December or January. Knoblauch’s first book was released in May 2017.Dr. William Knoblauch