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Dr Patrick Milton

Dr Patrick  Milton

Patrick Milton is a postdoctoral fellow at the Free University of Berlin researching the history of intervention in Early Modern central Europe and the external guarantee of the Peace of Westphalia. He is an affiliate of the ‘A Westphalia for the Middle East’ laboratory for world construction. He holds a PhD in History from Cambridge, an MA in International Relations from Warwick, and has published articles in the journals German History, The English Historical Review, and Central European History.

Key Publications

P. Milton, ‘The early eighteenth-century German confessional crisis: the juridification of religious conflict in the re-confessionalised politics of the Holy Roman Empire’ forthcoming in Central European History, vol. 49, no. 1 (March, 2016).
P. Milton, ‘Imperial law versus geopolitical interest: the Reichshofrat and the protection of smaller states in the Holy Roman Empire under Charles VI (1711-40)’, The English Historical Review , vol. 130, no. 545 (August, 2015), pp. 831-864.   
P. Milton, ‘Intervening against tyrannical rule in the Holy Roman Empire during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries’, German History, vol. 33, no. 1 (2015), pp. 1-29.