Title

The French Connection and the Holy Alliance: Two Sources of Imperial Russia’s Multiconfessional Establishment

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Date

8-8-2018

Publication Title

Die Heilige Allianz

Publisher

Kohlhammmer Verlag

Publisher Location

Stuttgart, DE

First page number:

280

Last page number:

280

Abstract

In 1814-15, an epoch came to an end in Europe during which an almost unbroken chain of wars had devastated large parts of the continent. The monarchs and statesmen assembled at the Congress of Vienna in 1814/15 reorganized Europe, especially in territorial terms. But there was also a neglected attempt to establish a pan-European peace culture by reversing thought. In September, on the initiative of the Russian tsar, the "Holy Alliance" was born, which wanted to initiate this process of change on the basis of a non-denominational Christianity. The "Holy Alliance" was much more than a proclamation of noble principles; she enlisted in the international power politics of the following decade, and also fell into literature, theology, and the fine arts.

Disciplines

History

Language

German


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