Alliances and treaties: co-operation in war and peace

Rapport, M. (2016) Alliances and treaties: co-operation in war and peace. EGO: European History Online,

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This article explores how the use of alliances and treaties changed along with the developments in the European international order in the modern era. Fundamentally, European international relations remained based on an "anarchic" system of competing sovereign states. Yet the evolution of concepts of international law from the Renaissance onwards and the impact of cultural, political, and social developments has encouraged a use of treaties and alliances that has moved European politics fitfully towards a "constitutional" solution, while never fully embracing such a model.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:International Relations, Europe, Modern, Alliances, Treaties.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rapport, Dr Michael
Authors: Rapport, M.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D901 Europe (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:EGO: European History Online
Journal Abbr.:EGO
Publisher:Universities of Trier and Mainz
Published Online:02 February 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in EGO European History Online 2016
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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