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Peace celebrations
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1. Peace of Westphalia

In the early modern period, celebrations of peace were associated primarily with the Peace of Westphalia [3. 88 f.]. In the period from 1648 to 1660, 204 peace celebrations have been identified in Europe, 180 of them in the Old Empire [6. 105], while strangely the Peace of Westphalia was scarcely acknowledged publicly in France. Probably the most lavish were the celebrations in the congress city of Münster (February 21, 1649, with exchange of …

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Müller, Winfried, “Peace celebrations”, 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 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_019486>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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