The Paris Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles, 1919
in Failed imagination?
Abstract only
Log-in for full text

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

manchesterhive requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals - to see content that you/your institution should have access to, please log in through your library system or with your personal username and password.

If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/extracts and download selected front and end matter. 

Institutions can purchase access to individual titles; please contact for pricing options.


If you have an access token for this content, you can redeem this via the link below:

Redeem token

An extensive literature exists on the 'lessons of Versailles' and particularly on the 'failure' of the League of Nations (LON), one that started even before the signature of the Treaty of Versailles. This chapter explores the process of disillusionment as it comes out in the documentary record. It explores how the Paris Peace Conference and the LON attempted to frame the immediate problems of the post-war period. In a discussion of the emergence of new world order ideas, the Treaty of Versailles has provided fertile ground for explaining how ideas to 'improve' international relations can be seen as coming into collision with the realities of those relations. Given the centrality of Britain to the 'imagining', and indeed the implementation of Versailles, it is tempting to blame Lloyd George and the British delegation for any 'failure'.

Failed imagination?

The Anglo-American new world order from Wilson to Bush (Second edition)

Editor: Andrew Williams


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 22 6 0
Full Text Views 29 1 0
PDF Downloads 7 2 0