The Initial Stages of the Concert

  • René Albrecht-Carrié
Part of the Documentary History of Western Civilization book series (DHWC)


The French Revolution has been credited with being the fount of many new developments. The view has been expressed that

the Concert of Europe was born in a circular letter of Count Kaunitz, dated July 17, 1791, in which in the name of Emperor Leopold, he impressed upon the Imperial ambassadors the duty of all the Powers to make common cause for the purpose of preserving “public peace, the tranquillity of states, the inviolability of possessions, and the faith of treaties.”1


Legitimate Authority Foreign Court Final Defeat Circular Letter Ally Government 
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