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Mediation means establishing peace on the basis of certain conditions, stipulated in a treaty, between the parties to a conflict through the efforts of a neutral mediator. We find mediation as a means of both avoiding armed conflict (e.g. the Congress ofCambrai, 1722–1725) and ending it. It is important to distinguish mediation both from arbitration, in which the subjects of internation…

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Koller, Alexander, “Mediation”, 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 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_023832>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190801

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