Parliament and Foreign Policy in the Eighteenth Century

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Overview

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.
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'This is a first-rate work of scholarship and discusses a topic that has for too long been sidetracked.' Contemporary Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521833318
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/29/2004
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

JEREMY BLACK MBE is Professor of History, University of Exeter.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Note on dates, spelling and titles
List of abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 The Revolution Settlement, Parliament and foreign policy, 1689-1714 13
3 The Walpolean system, Parliament and foreign policy, 1714-42 40
4 The mid-century crisis, Parliament and foreign policy, 1742-60 78
5 George III, Parliament and foreign policy, 1760-1800 99
6 Sources and reports 137
7 Character and quality of parliamentary discussion 164
8 A parliamentary foreign policy? 200
9 Conclusions 233
Select bibliography 247
Index 256
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