Great peace treaties
1648 as the starting point of the Consolidated Treaty Series
Marking the tercentenary of the Peace of Utrecht which put an end to one of the most devastating wars in early-modern European history, the War of the Spanish Succession
Honoring the bicentennial of the Congress of Vienna which marked the establishment of a new political and legal order for Europe after more than two decades of turmoil and war following the French Revolution
Learn about the signing of the Treaty of Breda and other treaties related to the Peace of Breda
Treaty-making and treaty law
Learn why the double-dating of treaties is so common in OHT
Lesaffer delves into the history of inclusion clauses in early-modern peace treaties
Randall Lesaffer explores the Peace of Aachen and the Rise of Multilateral Treaties.
The formation of international law through treaties
The Vienna Congress of 1814–1815 played a seminal role in the abolition of slavery - learn how with the latest editorial from Oxford Historical Treaties Editor, Randall Lesaffer
Randall Lesaffer on the legacy of the Congress of Vienna for diplomatic relations
June 1, 2016—The Birth of Modern Private International Law: The Treaties of Montevideo (1889, amended 1940)
Ana Delić explores the historical significance of The Treaties of Montevideo, and traces the origins of modern Private International Law.
Randall Lesaffer discusses the Iran-Iraq border disputes and the treaties that pre-dated the 1980 invasion of Iran by Iraq.
Randall Lesaffer on what could be the first border correction between the two countries since the early days of Belgium’s independence from the Netherlands.
The nature of peace treaties
Learn more about so-called amnesty clauses.
Randall Lesaffer discusses the release of prisoners of war through peace treaties.
Randall Lesaffer discusses summit meetings in early modern Europe.
The order of Europe 1648-1815
Randall Lesaffer explores the historical significance of the 1715 Barrier Treaty
Randall Lesaffer delves into the history of the first alliance of Versailles in 1756. An agreement which consisted of two treaties and seven separate articles, five of which were to be kept secret.
In this second installment of a two-part editorial, Randall Lesaffer continues the discussion on the events surrounding the treaties of Versailles.
Randall Lesaffer discusses the signing of the Triple Alliance of The Hague.
April 26, 2017—The 18th-century Antecedents of the Concert of Europe II: The Quadruple Alliance of 1718
Randall Lesaffer discusses the Quadruple Alliance of 1718.
The treaty of alliance of Hanover concluded for a duration of fifteen years between Louis XV of France, George I of Great Britain/Hanover and Frederick William I of Brandenburg/Prussia, the so-called ‘League of Hanover’, is an important response to imperial hegemonic aspirations.
The order of Europe and the West 1815-1920
Randall Lesaffer explores the historical significance of the Schleswig-Holstein War of 1864, aka the Danish-German (or Danish-Prussian) war.
Randall Lesaffer delves into the War of 1866, and discusses the resulting peace settlement which excluded Austria from German affairs, and ultimately unlocked Prussia’s ambition in Northern Germany.
The creation of a global order
Discover the rich history of treaties signed by the Kingdom of Ryukyu
Treaties and international history—An introduction to Oxford Historical Treaties