The Policy of the Entente

The Policy of the Entente : Essays on the Determinants of British Foreign Policy, 1904-1914

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This collection of essays makes a major contribution to the growing debate on British foreign policy before the First World War, and mounts a sustained critique of the received interpretation that invites comparison with the work of Fritz Fischer on the foreign policy of Imperial Germany. The Policy of the Entente presents a realistic assessment of British priorities in the years before 1914, and considers the fundamental and conflicting pressures that determined the formulation of foreign policy. The author concludes that British policy, far from being increasingly Eurocentric, was emphatically imperial: indeed many of the difficulties faced by Britain's rulers stemmed from their inability to live up to this Imperial self-image.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 113924518X
  • 9781139245180

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1. the poverty of the entente policy; 2. The politics of liberal foreign policy I; 3. The politics of liberal foreign policy II; 4. The dissimulation of the balance of power; 5. The fiction of the free hand; 6. The invention of Germany; 7. The military entente with France; 8. The Cabinet's decision for War, 1914; Notes; Bibliography; Index.show more

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