Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century

Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century

by Jeremy Black
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521833310

ISBN-13: 9780521833318

Pub. Date: 02/29/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing on a wide range of British and foreign archival sources, this book tackles the role of Parliament in the conduct of eighteenth-century foreign policy, the impact of this policy on parliamentary politics, and the quality of parliamentary debates. The study is important for our assessment of eighteenth-century Britain, and also, more generally, for an…  See more details below

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Drawing on a wide range of British and foreign archival sources, this book tackles the role of Parliament in the conduct of eighteenth-century foreign policy, the impact of this policy on parliamentary politics, and the quality of parliamentary debates. The study is important for our assessment of eighteenth-century Britain, and also, more generally, for an understanding of the role of contingency in the assessment of political systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521833318
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Note on dates, spelling and titles
List of abbreviations
1Introduction1
2The Revolution Settlement, Parliament and foreign policy, 1689-171413
3The Walpolean system, Parliament and foreign policy, 1714-4240
4The mid-century crisis, Parliament and foreign policy, 1742-6078
5George III, Parliament and foreign policy, 1760-180099
6Sources and reports137
7Character and quality of parliamentary discussion164
8A parliamentary foreign policy?200
9Conclusions233
Select bibliography247
Index256

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