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Crisis Among the Great Powers The Concert of Europe and the Eastern Question

by Miroslav (University of West Bohemia Czech Republic) Sedivy

Crisis Among the Great Powers The Concert of Europe and the Eastern Question Synopsis

In 1840, conflict within the Ottoman Empire gave rise to a serious all-European crisis which led to a diplomatic rupture between France and other Great Powers. The crisis was given the name of the natural frontier which divided France from the rest of Europe: the Rhine. Although the Rhine Crisis did not lead to armed conflict, many states were deeply worried by the unfolding events and by the failure of the peace so carefully negotiated at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Combined with accumulated political, social, national and economic problems, there were fears of general social upheaval and perhaps even revolution. This book uses the Rhine Crisis to evaluate the stability of the European States System and the functionality of the Concert of Europe in this period. In doing so, Miroslav Sedivy offers an original and deeply-researched insight into the history of international relations in the pivotal years between 1815 and 1848.

Crisis Among the Great Powers The Concert of Europe and the Eastern Question Press Reviews

A lovely book that shows marvelously how careful treatment of one event can illuminate a vast region and expansive period of history ... [Sedivy] deploys to excellent end a number of contemporary sources to capture the German zeitgeist of the time. * Slavic Review *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781350152618
Publication date: 20th February 2020
Author: Miroslav (University of West Bohemia Czech Republic) Sedivy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 432 pages
Categories: European history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, Historiography, Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions, Social & cultural history, Diplomacy, Political leaders & leadership,

About Miroslav (University of West Bohemia Czech Republic) Sedivy

Miroslav Sedivy is Deputy Head of the Department of Historical Studies at University of West Bohemia, Czech Republic.

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