Britain and the GermanZollverein, 1848-66

Britain and the GermanZollverein, 1848-66

by John R. Davis

Paperback(1st ed. 1997)

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Between 1848 and 1866 the Zollverein went through a series of momentous crises and the issue of commercial organization became increasingly politicized. Austro-Prussian rivalry, industrialization, and liberalism, created a tense atmosphere in which Britain had enormous influence. Using a wide range of German and British sources this study shows how Britain, blindfolded by doctrinaire Free Trade and institutional inadequacy, failed to grasp the connotations of its own actions in the German states and how misinterpretation began to sour Anglo-German relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349256938
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Edition description: 1st ed. 1997
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - Maps - Abbreviations - Introduction - Free Trade and the Zollverein: the Parameters of Commercial Policy-Making - 1848: Britain and German Commercial Unification - Britain and the Zollverein, 1849-54 - Britain and the Iron Tariffs - Revolutionary on the Continent - British Commercial Policy towards the Zollverein 1855-60: the Transition of Free Trade - British Commercial Policy towards the Zollverein 1860-66: the Anglo-French and Anglo-Zollverein Treaties of Commerce - Conclusion - Index

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