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Renversement des Alliances
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The French phrase renversement des alliances denotes the fundamental “transformation” of the system of alliances within the system of European states (States, system of) in the spring of 1756. The antagonism between the House of Habsburg and France, which had shaped international relations since the late 15th century, was ended and replaced with an alliance between the two powers concluded on May 1, 1756, which was to last until the outbreak of the revolutionary wars in 1792 (French Revolution [1789]). The term renversement des alliances was popularized by a study with th…

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Externbrink, Sven, “Renversement des Alliances”, 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 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_026598>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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