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The Paris Peace Conference 1919: Peace without Victory? [NOOK Book]

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The essays in this volume, written by leading historians and a former British foreign secretary, survey the strategy, politics and personalities of British peacemaking in 1919. Many of the intractable problems faced by negotiators are studied in this volume. Neglected issues, including nascent British commercial interests in Central Europe and attitudes towards Russia are covered, along with important reassessments of the viability of the Versailles treaty, reparations, appeasement, and the long-term effects of ...
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Overview

The essays in this volume, written by leading historians and a former British foreign secretary, survey the strategy, politics and personalities of British peacemaking in 1919. Many of the intractable problems faced by negotiators are studied in this volume. Neglected issues, including nascent British commercial interests in Central Europe and attitudes towards Russia are covered, along with important reassessments of the viability of the Versailles treaty, reparations, appeasement, and the long-term effects of the settlement. This collection is a compelling and resonant addition to revisionist studies of the "Peace to End Peace" and essential reading for those interested in international history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230560376
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 8/3/2001
  • Series: Studies in Military and Strategic History
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised edition
  • File size: 257 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Dockrill is Professor of Diplomatic History at King's College, London.

John Fisher is Reader Adviser at the Public Record Office, Kew.

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Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The Rise and Fall of Morality in Peace Making 7
2 The Treaty of Versailles Revisited 13
3 Holding up the Flag of Britain ... with Sustained Vigour and Brilliance or 'Sowing the seeds of European Disaster'? Lloyd George and Balfour at the Paris Peace Conference 35
4 'Appeasement' at the Paris Peace Conference 51
5 'That elusive entity British policy in Russia': the Impact of Russia on British Policy at the Paris Peace Conference 67
6 The Treaty of Versailles, 'Never Again' and Appeasement 103
7 Missions impossible: General Smuts, Sir George Clerk and British Diplomacy in Central Europe in 1919 115
8 The Eastern Question: the Last Phase 141
9 New Diplomacy and Old: a Reassessment of British Conceptions of a League of Nations, 1918-20 157
10 Before Gooch and Temperley: the Contributions of Austen Chamberlain and J. W. Headlam-Morley towards 'instructing the mass of the public', 1912-26 175
Index 191
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