Palmerston and Africa: The Rio Nunez Affair - Competition, Diplomacy and Justice

Palmerston and Africa: The Rio Nunez Affair - Competition, Diplomacy and Justice

by Roderick Braithwaite
     
 

This work is based in a time when the British Empire was at its most powerful and self-confident, and Lord Palmerston was at his prime, robust and energetic enough to investigate affairs as apparently minor as that of Rio Nunez. The problem concerned two British traders - Braithwaite and Martin - whose enterprise on the Rio Nunez in West Africa had been attacked

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This work is based in a time when the British Empire was at its most powerful and self-confident, and Lord Palmerston was at his prime, robust and energetic enough to investigate affairs as apparently minor as that of Rio Nunez. The problem concerned two British traders - Braithwaite and Martin - whose enterprise on the Rio Nunez in West Africa had been attacked by Belgian trading rivals.

Palmerston's personal handling of their complaints - in the midst of high affairs of state - is detailed in this account, based on extensive research and new material. It is a portrait of imperial power at its height.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781860641091
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
08/15/1996
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.66(h) x 1.32(d)

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