Treaty on the Establishment of Peace Throughout Christendom (1464)

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The ‘Treaty on the Establishment of Peace Throughout Christendom’ is a draft treaty proposed in 1463 and 1464 by king George of Poděbrad of Bohemia (1420-1471) to the Kings of Hungary, Poland and France, as well as to the Republic of Venice. Formulated as a plan for a crusade against the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II (1432-1481), who had taken Constantinople in 1453, the text foresees the creation of an international organisation comprising all European sovereigns, in equal ‘universal fraternity’. The use of force between members of this new organisation would be strictly forbidden. A parlamentum (tribunal) ought to arbitrate quarrels between sovereigns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMax Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law
EditorsHélène Ruiz Fabri
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2021

Publication series

NameOxford Public International Law
PublisherOxford University Press


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