Catholics and the Peace of Westphalia

  title={Catholics and the Peace of Westphalia},
  author={Edward A. Ryan},
  journal={Theological Studies},
  pages={590 - 599}
  • E. Ryan
  • Published 1 December 1948
  • Political Science, History
  • Theological Studies
The peace of Westphalia, whose third centenary occurs this year, occupies a place of unique importance in the history of European and world diplomacy. The settlement of Vienna (1815), which produced the system of consultation between the great powers known as the Concert of Europe, the League of Nations (1920) and the United Nations' Charter (1945) left essentially unchanged the ¿tate system and principles of international law resulting from the peace oi Westphalia. So we may say that mankind…