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Introduction

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This chapter begins with a brief examination of the process of China's gradual incorporation into a Western system of international relations, and the rise of the ‘China Question’ since the 1860s. It ... More


Tampering with the ‘Sleeping Dogs’: Britain and Macedonia 1878–1935

Dimitris Livanios

in The Macedonian Question: Britain and the Southern Balkans 1939-1949

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199237685
eISBN:
9780191717246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237685.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses British foreign policy towards Macedonia from the 1870s to the mid-1930s, and argues that in the interwar years, Britain had no vital interests in the region apart from the ... More


Chronicle of Failures Foretold: Britain and Bulgar–Yugoslav Relations, 1939–1943

Dimitris Livanios

in The Macedonian Question: Britain and the Southern Balkans 1939-1949

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199237685
eISBN:
9780191717246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237685.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses two ‘failures’ of British foreign policy: the first concerns British attempts to construct a ‘neutral bloc’ in the Balkans, and bring about a rapprochement between Bulgaria and ... More


Taking Centre Stage: The Influence of the Service Attachés on the British Government

Matthew S. Seligmann

in Spies in Uniform: British Military and Naval Intelligence on the Eve of the First World War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199261505
eISBN:
9780191718618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261505.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter assesses the impact of the many reports and memoranda sent by the service attachés in Berlin to their superiors in London. It shows that their dispatches were taken very seriously in the ... More


Conclusion

T. G. Otte

in The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

This final chapter reassesses the significance of the China Question for international politics and for British foreign policy in particular. China's perceived decline led to an increased interaction ... More


Representation, Coordination, and Civilization: The Board of Deputies of British Jews and Communal Government

Michael Clark

in Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199562343
eISBN:
9780191721441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses upon Anglo-Jewry's internal communal government, in particular the activities and operation of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. This quasi-democratic, quasi-oligarchic ... More


Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Peter J. Yearwood

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book reconsiders the role of the League of Nations as an idea and as an institution in the development of British policy, 1914–25. It challenges the view that London took up the league idea ... More


Concessions, Conflict, and Conciliation: China, 1895–1899

KEITH NEILSON

in Britain and the Last Tsar: British Policy and Russia, 1894-1917

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204701
eISBN:
9780191676369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204701.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter explores British influence in the Far East through Anglo-Russian agreement over Chinese railway concessions. The Muravev-Scott agreement brought to an end four years of concession ... More


The Macedonian Question: Britain and the Southern Balkans 1939-1949

Dimitris Livanios

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199237685
eISBN:
9780191717246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237685.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although the Macedonian Question and British foreign policy in the Balkans during the 1940s have attracted considerable interest, the relation between the two issues has not received much attention. ... More


A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Simon Tate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book addresses the Anglo-American special relationship from the perspective of post-Second World War British governments. Drawing upon original research, it investigates how these governments ... More


The Fall of Walpole and the Outbreak of the War, 1740–1742

ROBERT HARRIS

in A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203780
eISBN:
9780191675973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203780.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the question of British and Hanoverian responsibility for Austria's plight that came to dominate press debate as 1741 progressed. The impact on domestic politics of the early ... More


Introduction

Geoffrey Hicks

in Peace, War and Party Politics: The Conservatives and Europe, 1846-59

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075957
eISBN:
9781781700785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075957.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter is predominantly an analysis of high politics and the role of key individual politicians, who directed and influenced British foreign policy decisions from the period of 1846 to 1859. ... More


“From the Cabins of Connemara to the Kraals of Kaffirland”: Irish Nationalists, the British Empire, and the “Boer Fight for Freedom”

Bruce Nelson

in Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153124
eISBN:
9781400842230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Irish nationalism in the context of the British Empire and its rapid expansion in the second half of the nineteenth century. It focuses on Michael Davitt, who participated in ... More


Total War and the Search for a Negotiated Peace, 1940–1941

Scott Newton

in Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202127
eISBN:
9780191675164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The three-year, limited-war strategy could not survive the collapse of France. The Maginot Line and the French army had failed utterly to hold up the German advance. Following the signature of the ... More


Michael Roberts 1908–1996

Geoffrey Parker

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262788
eISBN:
9780191754210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0017
Subject:
History, Historiography

Michael Roberts, a distinguished historian of early modern Sweden, published a highly acclaimed two-volume history of Gustavus Adolphus (1953–8). He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1960. ... More


The Blair Identity: Leadership and Foreign Policy

Stephen Benedict Dyson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079993
eISBN:
9781781702178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079993.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why did Tony Blair take Britain to war with Iraq? Because, this book argues, he was following the core political beliefs and style—the Blair identity—manifest and consistent throughout his decade in ... More


The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905

T. G. Otte

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199211098
eISBN:
9780191705731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211098.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

Between 1894 and 1905 the question of the Chinese Empire's future development, its survival even, was the most pressing overseas problem facing the Great Powers. The China Question had the most ... More


Concluding Thoughts: British Foreign Policy and the Special Relationship in the Cameron Era and Beyond

Simon Tate

in A special relationship?: British foreign policy in the era of American hegemony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719083716
eISBN:
9781781706237
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083716.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The book's conclusion argues that David Cameron's government must re-evaluate Britain's geopolitical relationship with American (and European) governments. Outlining the implications for British ... More


A Nineteenth-Century ‘Truman Doctrine’ avant la lettre? Constitutional Liberty Abroad and the Parliamentary Debate about British Foreign Policy from Castlereagh to Palmerston*

Horst Dippel

in Constitutionalism, Legitimacy, and Power: Nineteenth-Century Experiences

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198723059
eISBN:
9780191789632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723059.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Comparative Law

The aim of the chapter is to document the parliamentary debate on British foreign policy from 1814 through 1851 inspired by the British constitution as a model to prevent social revolutions resulting ... More


Conclusion

Scott Newton

in Profits of Peace: The Political Economy of Anglo-German Appeasement

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202127
eISBN:
9780191675164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202127.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Hess affair marked the last serious attempt to reach a specifically Anglo-German,détente. In July 1945 the British electorate, radicalized by total war, elected a majority Labour government for ... More


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