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OPIL:New OHT Editorial: Splitting the Distance

August 2, 2017

In this latest monthly editorial from Oxford Historical Treaties, Randall Lesaffer examines the events leading up to the meeting of French Emperor Napoleon (1769–1821) and the Russian Tsar Alexander I (1777–1825) upon on a purpose-built raft in the middle of the river Neman (Memel) at Tilsit, Russia. Both emperors were there to work out the conditions for the treaty of peace and alliance for which their representatives had laid the groundwork in the days after the belligerents had agreed on an armistice, based on their mutual hostility towards Britain.

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