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The States System of Europe, 1640–1990: Peacemaking and the Conditions of International Stability

Andreas Osiander

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278870
eISBN:
9780191684258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278870.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book looks at the four major European peace congresses: Munster and Osnabrück (1644–1648), Utrecht (1712–1715), Vienna (1814–1815), and Paris (1919–1920) and shows how a prevailing consensus on ... More


Utrecht: Consensus, Balance of Power, and Legitimacy

Ian Clark

in Legitimacy in International Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199219193
eISBN:
9780191717734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219193.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Utrecht settlement refers to the complex of treaties, signed in the period 1713-14, which brought an end to the wars of Spanish Succession. These treaties were devoted principally to the ... More


“This Quarter of the Globe”

Nicholas Greenwood Onuf

in The Mightie Frame: Epochal Change and the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190879808
eISBN:
9780190879839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190879808.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Theory

Europeans of the classical epoch began to think of their “quarter of the globe” as “an extensive social commonwealth” (Friedrich von Gentz). The Westphalian settlement of 1648 supported this ... More


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