Attempts at the formation of a European system for the preservation of peace in the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

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Nancy Beam Funderburk (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lenore O'Boyle

Abstract: Since the beginning of written history, the ideal condition for the progress and development of the human race has been that status which ire call peace. In spite of the fact that the political, economic, cultural, religious and social history of mankind is the story of brute force, of self-interest, of ethnocentricity, of intolerance, and of class struggle, there have been individuals living in the midst of these conditions who came to believe in the possibility of world peace and international order. It was from the horrors of war and the injustices of peace treaties, from deep-seated dynastic plots for revenge, from the Christian inspiration of universality, from the ruthless play of the balance of power, that men of the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were motivated in their formulation of peace projects.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 1948

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