Britain in Global Politics Volume 1 (Innbundet)

From Gladstone to Churchill

Serie: Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2013
Antall sider: 291
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
ISBN/EAN: 9780230360440
Omtale Britain in Global Politics Volume 1
This volume of essays focuses upon Britain's international and imperial role from the mid-Victorian era through until the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Individual chapters by acknowledged authorities in their field deal with a variety of broad-ranging and particular issues, including: 'cold wars' before the Cold War in Anglo-Russian relations; Lord Curzon and the diplomacy of war and peace-making; air-power as an instrument of colonial control; Foreign Office efforts to frame and influence the historical narrative; Winston Churchill's alternative to, and the pursuit of, policies of 'appeasement'; British responses to conflict and regime change in Spain; the Secret Intelligence Service and British diplomacy in East Asia'; Neville Chamberlain and the 'phoney war'; efforts to combat American misperceptions of Britain in wartime; and British-American differences over the future of Italy's colonial possessions. This collection, along with the accompanying volume covering the period after World War 2, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Saki Dockrill.

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