"Star of the East": The Holy Alliance and European Mysticism

@article{Zorin2003StarOT,
  title={"Star of the East": The Holy Alliance and European Mysticism},
  author={Andrei Zorin and Daniel L. Schlafly},
  journal={Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={313 - 342}
}
The document creating the Holy Alliance, described by the French publicist Abbé Dominique de Pradt as “the apocalypse of diplomacy,” is one of the most enigmatic treaties in the history of international relations. No wonder that time and again researchers have scrutinized both the preparations for and the conclusion of the treaty. We can assume that the basic factual picture of the events has been clear for a long time. The memoirs of participants and witnesses paint a sufficiently complete and… 

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