Peace Palace Celebrates Centenary With Publication of "The Building of Peace"

Aug 28, 2013, 09:09 ET from Eleven International Publishing

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, August 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

This versatile publication of the Carnegie Foundation highlights the centenary of the Peace Palace in all of its facets. Unlike in 1913, in 2013 the world is not in an idealistic mood. Differences between countries have partly given way to complex conflicts within national borders, and with international dimensions. The Building of Peace. A Hundred Years of Work on Peace Through Law. The Peace Palace 1913 - 2013 examines the existence and the legitimacy of the Peace Palace with an open, inquiring gaze. New historical research describes in detail how this icon of international law, and the institutions that it houses, have survived the past century, with all of their bruises and successes.

Major authors from different continents (such as Günter Grass, Arnon Grunberg and Perihan Mağden) have written personal contributions, an extensive photo series by Inge van Mill and Christian Kryl shows what happens inside the walls of the Peace Palace over the course of a year, and an expert in the field of international law takes the reader inside and discusses the image and self-image of the institutions in the Peace Palace, on the basis of personal observations. This is a fascinating insight into a specialized world that is seen as closed off, but that increasingly recognizes the interests of everyone. A microcosm with a global perspective, where work is done with great dedication and commitment to promote and maintain peace in the world via the dispassionate means of law.

Order now

Celebrate this unique moment in time and order this exquisite publication via the website of the distributor This publication is also available in the Visitors Center of the Peace Palace and at the quality booksellers. In short; there is no reason for you not to get your copy today!

If you have questions,  please contact Jacobine Wieringa, or Eleven international publishing,

Authors: Johan Joor & Heikelina Verrijn Stuart
Organization and realization: DuynsteePolak
Publisher: Carnegie Foundation, The Hague
ISBN: 978-94-6236-088-4 (NL), 978-94-6236-086-0, (ENG), 978-94-6236-087-7 (FR)

SOURCE Eleven International Publishing