The Cambridge History of British Foreign Policy, 1783-1919: Volume 3, 1866-1919

The Cambridge History of British Foreign Policy, 1783-1919: Volume 3, 1866-1919

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With contributions from leading historians of the day, alongside chapters by politicians, journalists and lawyers, this three-volume work was the first comprehensive survey of foreign policy during the rise of Britain as a major power. Published between 1922 and 1923, it is unashamed in its aim to present 'a national point of view [with] an avowed regard for the interests, and above all for the honour of Great Britain', but is all the more illuminating for that. Including some original memoranda and documents, it takes as its starting point the Treaty of Paris ending the American War of Independence, and concludes with the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Volume 3 deals with the early twentieth century, culminating in chapters on the First World War and on the Peace Conference (the latter written by George Gooch, a participant). This volume also includes a chapter on Britain's foreign secretaries, from Fox to Balfour.
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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139128868
  • 9781139128865

Table of contents

Preface; Book IV. From the Third Ministry of Lord Derby to the First Ministry of Lord Salisbury, 1866-86: 1. Neutrality 1866-74. A. Neutrality in continental affairs C. R. M .F. Cruttwell. B. Sea-policy and the Alabama claims J. E. G. de Montmorency; 2. Forward policy and reaction, 1874-85 W. H. Dawson; Book V. The Second and Third Salisbury Administrations and After, 1886-1907: 3. Imperial policy in the old and the new world, 1885-9 W. H. Dawson; 4. The Boer War and the international situation, 1899-1902 Sir Valentine Chirol; 5. Continental agreements, 1902-7 G. P. Gooch; Book VI. Before and in the World War, 1907-19: 6. Triple alliance and triple entente, 1907-14 G. P. Gooch; 7. Epilogue, the war and the peace, 1914-19 G P. Gooch; 8. The Foreign Office Algernon Cecil; Bibliographies; Index.
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