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Holy Alliance
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A treaty signed in Paris on Sep 26, 1815 by Emperor Francis I of Austria, King Frederick William III of Prussia, and the Russian tsar Alexander I. It obliged the three monarchs to subject their future policies to the precepts of the Christian religion (preamble). The initiative for it came from the tsar under the influence of Christian Romanticism. In response to the French Revolution, the “true and indissoluble fraternity” of the three Christian monarchs was contrasted with the revolutionary fraternity of 1789 (art. 1). The international rela…

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Sellin, Volker, “Holy Alliance”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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