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Pax Britannica?: British Foreign Policy 1789-1914

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Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, ...

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Overview

Pax Britannica? is a study of Britain's international role and foreign policy during the century of her imperial greatness. The study shows how her foreign policy was affected, and to some extent, dictated by her domestic political issues. In her stimulating and readable study, Dr Chamberlain explains the how the whole nature of foreign-policy making changed in the nineteenth century. Once the preserve of a small handful of monarchs and professional diplomats, it was transformed by the expansion of the fanchise, the influence of the press and the mobilisation of public opinion by men such as Disraeli and Palmerston.

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Table of Contents

The myths of British foreign policy: the importance of foreign policy
the myths of British foreign policy
the factors in foreign policy. Part 1 The stage is set—the age of Pitt: the consequences of the American war, 1783-1792
the French wars, 1792-1812. Part 2 The classical period of 19th century diplomacy: Castlereagh—villain or statesman?
from Canning to Palmerston
an alternative tradition?
the years of revolution
the Crimean war—the triumph of Lord Palmerston? Part 3 A new and more dangerous world: the turning point
"Imperium et sanitas" versus Midlothian
the great game
the coming of war. Appendices: British Prime Ministers, 1789-1914
British Foreign Secretaries, 1789-1914
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