The Balance of Power

The System of International Relations, 1648–1815

  • Authors
  • Evan Luard

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
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    Pages 1-29
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    Pages 30-56
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    Pages 57-99
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    Pages 100-128
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    Pages 129-148
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    Pages 149-173
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    Pages 174-203
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    Pages 281-304
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 354-399

About this book


This book examines on an analytical basis the system of international relations between 1648 and 1815. It considers the character of the states, their principal foreign policy goals and the beliefs that influences their relations. The author seeks on this basis to examine the character of the system as a whole: in particular how from the proclaimed desire to maintain the 'balance of power' it succeeded in establishing international stability in preventing the domination of particular states.


event international relations nature policy trade

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-21929-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-21927-8
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