The European Concert in the Eastern Question

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The European Concert in the Eastern Question  (1885) 
edited by Thomas Erskine Holland

THE


EUROPEAN CONCERT


IN THE


EASTERN QUESTION



A COLLECTION OF


TREATIES AND OTHER PUBLIC ACTS


EDITED


WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES


BY


THOMAS ERSKINE HOLLAND, D.C.L.

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW
CHICHELE PROFESSOR OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY
FELLOW OF ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD
HON. LL.D. GLASGOW
MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW


Oxford

AT THE CLARENDON PRESS

M DCCC LXXXV

[All rights reserved]

CONTENTS.
 



CHAPTER I.
 
The Great Powers and the Ottoman Empire page
1


CHAPTER II.
Greece (1826-1881).

Introduction 4
Texts: No.

I.

Protocol, No. 1, of 3rd February, 1830, of the Conference of London 28
II. Protocol, No. 3, of ditto 32
III. Convention of 7th May, 1832 33
IV. Explanatory Article of 30th April, 1833 39
V. Treaty of 13th July, 1863 40

VI.

Protocol of Conference at London of 13th October, 1863 44
VII. Treaty of 14th November, 1863 45
VIII. Protocol (A) of Conference at London of 25th January, 1864 50
IX. Treaty of 29th March, 1864 51
X. Protocol of Conference at London of 29th March, 1864 58
XI. Act of Accession of Sultan to No. IX of 8th April, 1865 58
XII. Convention of 24th May, 1881 60


CHAPTER III.
Samos and Crete (1830-1878).

Introduction 70
Texts:

No. I.

Note of the Porte as to Samos of 10th December, 1832 74
II. Organic Law for Samos of 1834 76
III. Organic Law for Crete of 1868 77
IV. Firman, modifying No. III, of 1878 83


CHAPTER IV.
Egypt (1839-1885).

Introduction 89
Texts: No.

I.

Firman of 1st June, 1841 110
II.  " 27th May, 1866 114

III.

Firman of 15th June, 1866 116
IV.  " 8th June, 1867 116
V.  " 29th November, 1869 118
VI.  " 10th September, 1872 119
VII.  " 25th September, 1872 120
VIII.  " 8th June, 1873 121
IX.  " 2nd August, 1879 125
X. The Règlement for the International Courts 128
XI. Accessions of Powers to No. X. 141
XII. Decree (establishing the 'Caisse') of 2nd May, 1876 147
XIII. Decree (Unifying Debt) of 7th May, 1876 150
XIV. Decree (Goschen-Joubeet) of 18th November, 1876 154
XV. Decree (Rothschild Loan) of 15th November, 1879 165
XVI. Decree (Commission of Liquidation) of 31st March, 1880 167
XVII. Decree (Law of Liquidation) of 17th July, 1880 169
XVIII. Declaration, at London, of the Great Powers and the Porte, of

17th March, 1885, with Annexed Convention and Decree

194


CHAPTER V.
The Lebanon (1842-1883).

Introduction 206
Texts: No.

I.

Protocol of Conference at Pera of 9th June, 1861 210
II. Règlement for the Lebanon of 6th September, 1864 212
III. Protocol of Conference at Constantinople of 8th May, 1883 218


CHAPTER VI.
The Balkan Peninsula, etc. (1856-1885).

Introduction 220
Texts: No.

I.

The Treaty of Paris of 30th March, 241
Conventions annexed to this Treaty 255
II. The Tripartite Treaty of 15th April, 1856 259
III. The Treaty (Bessaeabia and Danube Delta) of 19th June, 1857 260
IV. The Danube Navigation Act of 2nd November, 1865 269
V. The Treaty of London of 13th March, 1871 272
VI. The Treaty of Berlin of 13th July, 1878 277

VII.

The Additional (Danube Navigation) Act of 28th May, 1881 308
VIII. The Treaty of London (Danube Navigation) of 10th March, 1883 313
Règlement annexed to this Treaty 316

APPENDIX.


No. I.
Religious and Political Equality in Turkey.

(1) The Hatti-Scheriff of Gulhané 323
(2) The Hatti-Humayoun of 1856 329
(3) Extracts from the Ottoman Constitution of 1876 335


No. II.
Russia and the Porte

(1) The Treaty of San Stefano (1878) 335
(2) The Definitive Treaty of Peace (1879) 348
(3) The War Indemnity Convention (1882) 350


No. III.
Great Britain and the Porte.

(1) The Cyprus Convention of 4th June, 1878 354
(2) Annexe to this Convention (1st July, 1878) 355


No. IV.
Austria and the Porte.

The Convention, as to Bosnia and Herzegovina, of 21st April, 1879 356


Additional Note 359

Index 361
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