Britannia Overruled: British Policy and World Power in the Twentieth Century / Edition 2

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Overview

This book brings together the often separated histories of diplomacy, defence, economics and empire in a provocative reinterpretation of British 'decline'. It also offers a broader reflection on the nature of international power and the mechanisms of policymaking. For this Second Edition, David Reynolds has added a new chapters and extends his lively and incisive analysis to the beginning of the new millennium.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Essential; Required reading from now on by anyone wishing to understand Britain's changing place in the twentieth-century world.'

Times Literary Supplement

'A welcome blend of two different sorts of history: both a narrative of decline and a philosophical investigation into the nature and logic of power.'

The Independent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582382497
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/10/2000
  • Series: Studies In Modern History Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.13 (w) x 9.19 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Director of Studies in History at Christ's College, Cambridge

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Power 2. Policy 3. Cold War, 1899-1914 4. Great War, 1914-22
5. No War, 1919-40 6. World War, 1940-7 7. Superpowers, 1947-55 8. Circles, 1955-70 9. Europe, 1970-9 10. Thatcher, 1979-90 11. Identities, 1990-9. Appendix 1: Principal Officers of State since 1895. Appendix 2: The Institutions of the European Community.

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