Syllabus/achievement requirements

Syllabus/achievement requirements  MITRA4421 autumn 2019


Peter N. Stearns, Peace in World History. New York and London: Routledge, 2014, pp. 91-200. 110 pp.

Mazower, Mark. Governing the World. The History of an Idea. New York: Penguin Press, 2012. Particularly chapters 1-7: 213 pp.

Gerard J. de Groot, The First World War (Twentieth Century Wars) 2000th Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0333745359

ISBN-10: 0333745353


E.H. Carr, The Twenty Years' Crisis 1919-1939: An Introduction to the Study of International Relations. (New Edited Edition with Introduction by Michael Cox)

SBN-13: 978-0333963777

ISBN-10: 0333963776


Odd Arne Westad, The Cold War. A World History (2017)


Holger Nehring and Helge Pharo, ‘Introduction: A Peaceful Europe? Negotiating Peace in the Twentieth Century,’ Contemporary European History 17,3 (2008), pp. 277-299.



Lundestad, Geir, "The world's most prestigious prize": The Nobel Peace Prize 1901-1918 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).



Literature marked (€) will be available as PDF files.

€ Hobsbawm, Eric. "War and Peace in the 20th Century." London Review of Books 24 no. 4 (2002): 16-18 - Available in the Fronter room, under "Teaching material"

€ Roger P. Alford, “The Nobel Effect: Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as International Norm Entrepreneurs (2008) 91pp.

€ Ronald R. Krebs, “The False Promise of the Nobel Peace Prize” (2009-10) 32 pp.

€ Geir Lundestad, “The Nobel Peace Prize” (2001) 24 pp.


The students also have to study the biographies of at least ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates from different historical periods on the basis of:

Abrams, Irwin. The Nobel Peace Prize and the Laureates. An Illustrated Biographical History 1901-2001. Nantucket, Mass: Science History Publications, 2001.

Stenersen, Øivind, Libæk, Ivar and Sveen, Asle. The Nobel Peace Prize. One Hundred Years for Peace. Oslo: Cappelen, 2001. - available at the Nobel Peace Center and the Nobel websites: – click peace or . Stipulated to a total of 100 pp.



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