Book/Printed Material European coalitions, alliances, and ententes since 1792,

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Title

  • European coalitions, alliances, and ententes since 1792,

Summary

  • In preparation for the peace conference that was expected to follow World War I, in the spring of 1917 the British Foreign Office established a special section responsible for preparing background information for use by British delegates to the conference. European Coalitions, Alliances, and Ententes Since 1792 is Number 152 in a series of more than 160 studies produced by the section, most of which were published after the conclusion of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. The book summarizes the purposes behind, and the circumstances surrounding, 18 different combinations of European states, beginning with the first coalition against revolutionary France of 1792-93 and concluding with the alliance of 1914 in which Great Britain, France, and Russia joined forces against the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary (later joined by the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria). In the introduction, the author, Professor Fossey John Cobb Hearnshaw of the University of London, notes that the formation of coalitions, alliances, and ententes was a feature of the modern European state system, which emerged from the breakup of medieval Christendom during the Renaissance and Reformation and was consummated with the Treaty of Westphalia that in 1648 terminated the Thirty Years War. In this system, there was no political authority superior to the national state, which left these states "dependent upon their own resources both for security and for extension of power." Association with other states, most often to maintain the balance of power, became one of the chief means employed by states in the modern system to pursue their objectives. World Digital Library.

Contributor Names

  • Hearnshaw, F. J. C. (Fossey John Cobb), 1869-1946.
  • Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section.

Created / Published

  • London, H. M. Stationery off., 1920.

Contents

  • Introduction.--First coalition against France, 1792-3.--Second coalition against France, 1799.--The Armed neutrality, 1800.--Third coalition against France, 1805-6.--Loose alliance against France, 1809.--Fourth coalition against France, 1812-14.--Fifth coalition against France, 1815.--The holy alliance, 1815.--The Quadruple alliance, 1815.--Triple alliance on behalf of the Greeks, 1827.--Quadruple alliance concerning Portugal, 1834.--Quadruple alliance against Mehemet Ali, 1840.--Alliance against Russia, 1854.--The Dreikaiserbu╠łndniss, 1872.--The Triple alliance, 1882.--The Triple entente, 1907.--The Balkan league, 1912.--The agreement of London, 1914, and the Alliance of 1914-1918.--Authorities (1 leaf at end)

Subject Headings

  • -  League of Nations
  • -  International law--Sources
  • -  Europe--Politics and government--1789-1900

Medium

  • 3 p.l., 40 p., 1 l. 22 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • D363 .H23
  • D6 .G7 no. 152 Copy 2.

Library of Congress Control Number

  • a22001007

Online Format

  • online text
  • pdf
  • image

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Hearnshaw, F. J. C, and Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. European Coalitions, Alliances, and Ententes Since. London, H. M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/a22001007/.

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Hearnshaw, F. J. C. & Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. (1920) European Coalitions, Alliances, and Ententes Since. London, H. M. Stationery off. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/a22001007/.

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Hearnshaw, F. J. C, and Great Britain. Foreign Office. Historical Section. European Coalitions, Alliances, and Ententes Since. London, H. M. Stationery off, 1920. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/a22001007/>.