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Alliance
(2,205 words)

1. Terminology: Bund, Bündnis, Bündnissystem

The concept of alliance in the early modern period was expressed in a plethora of terms that variously amplify, specify, and compete. As is typical of the period, exact definitions are exceedingly elusive. Relevent terms include, in particular, league, union, fraternity, …

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Kaiser, Michael, “Alliance”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_017883>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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