Goldstein Co-edits Book on Treaty of Versailles

Erik Goldstein, Professor of International Relations and History at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, published a new book entitled Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles (Routledge, 2020), co-edited with B.J.C. McKercher. The book includes Goldstein’s own chapter of “Cultural Heritage, British Diplomacy, and the German Peace Settlement of 1919.”

From the back cover description of the book:

Aspects of British Policy and the Treaty of Versailles looks at some key issues involving British policy and the Treaty of Versailles, one of the twentieth century’s most controversial international agreements.

The book discusses the role of experts and the Danzig Question at the Paris Peace Conference; the establishment of diplomatic history as a field of academic research; and the role of David Lloyd George and his Vision of Post-War Europe. Contributors also look at the restitution of cultural objects in German possession, and after the war, the Treaty’s impact on both Britain’s enemy, Germany, and its ally, France, revealing how it profoundly affected the European balance of power.

Erik Goldstein is the author of numerous works on the peace settlement, including two books, Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference, 1916-1920 and The First World Wars Peace Settlements: International Relations, 1918-25.His research interests include diplomacy, formulation of national diplomatic strategies, the origins and resolution of armed conflict, and negotiation. He has published in numerous journals, including Review of International Relations, Middle Eastern Studies, East European Quarterly, Historical Research, Historical Journal, Byzantine & Modern Greek Studies, and the Hague Journal of Diplomacy.