History of International Relations

A Non-European Perspective

Welcome …

to the History of International Relations textbook project. This book provides a brief overview of the history of international relations from an explicitly non-European perspective. Europe certainly matters but, as it turns out, not all that much.

Click on the links below to read more. Check out the book blog too where I post additional material and updates, and follow the book on Twitter. I tweet on things historical and non-European above all.

To buy a hard-copy of the book, click here. To download it for free as pdf, click here. To read it for free on line, click on the chapters below.

Happy reading!


Erik Ringmar, Dept of Political Science and International Relations, Ibn Haldun University, Istanbul, Turkey.