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The Frontier Wars, 1918–1920

Alexander V. Prusin

in The Lands Between: Conflict in the East European Borderlands, 1870-1992

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199297535
eISBN:
9780191594328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297535.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

The chapter analyses the causes and dynamics of the frontier wars fought in the borderlands between the Bolshevik revolution and the end of the Soviet‐Polish war in the fall of 1920. These wars were ... More


Remembering Victory—Commemorating Defeat? The Franco-British Trafalgar Centenary in 1905

Bertrand Taithe

in History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264065
eISBN:
9780191734496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the centenary of Trafalgar in 1905, not only from the British but especially from a French perspective. That year marked the shift from memory and narrative iteration at first ... More


Imperial Borders

Sasha D. Pack

in The Deepest Border: The Strait of Gibraltar and the Making of the Modern Hispano-African Borderland

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781503606678
eISBN:
9781503607538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503606678.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores various ways that imperial enclaves could project power over their borders. Examples include the increasing power of European consuls in Tangier to adjudicate conflicts between ... More


The Collapse of Kitchener's Strategy, December 1916–May 1917

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Since August 1914 British strategic policy had rested on four pillars. The Royal Navy was sufficiently powerful to keep open the Entente's maritime communications. Britain was sufficiently rich to ... More


The British Crisis, May–August 1917

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Russia and France were not the only members of the Entente to experience a domestic crisis in the spring and summer of 1917. Britain underwent its own crisis, which culminated in a series of strikes ... More


The British Peace Offensive, December 1917–March 1918

David French

in The Strategy of the Lloyd George Coalition, 1916–1918

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205593
eISBN:
9780191676680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205593.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

The possibility of Britain negotiating a separate peace with Germany's allies was a chimera. The negotiations of December 1917 and March 1918 demonstrated that the Foreign Office's scepticism was ... More


Foreign Policy under Delcassé, 1898–1904

M. B. HAYNE

in he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Delcassé's anti-German sentiment determined most of his foreign policy and this is illustrated in this chapter. This hostility towards Germany meant that he attached great importance to the ... More


Pichon’s First Ministry, 1906–1909

M. B. HAYNE

in he French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898–1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202707
eISBN:
9780191675492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202707.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter illustrates how Pichon's ministry was characterized as one of the most stable foreign ministries in the history of the Third Republic. The consolidation of the authority of the Quai ... More


The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

Donald Bloxham

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273560
eISBN:
9780191699689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273560.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book addresses the origins, development, and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the ... More


Ethnic Violence and the Entente, 1915–1923

Donald Bloxham

in The Great Game of Genocide: Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199273560
eISBN:
9780191699689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the way that the Entente powers related to the Armenian question in the key period from the beginning of the genocide through to the conclusion of the Lausanne peace conference. ... More


Eastern Fronts

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

The eastern fronts did not offer an opportunity for decisive victory for either side. The battlefields were too scattered and too remote. Even though Germany had a significant ally on the Russian ... More


Peace Settlement

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The failed peace settlement of World War I had its origins in the aims of the belligerents. Both sides quickly framed their objectives in mainly geographic terms. At first no one envisioned a ... More


Preserving the Peace, Undermining the Peace

Richard C. Hall

in Consumed by War: European Conflict in the 20th Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125589
eISBN:
9780813135328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125589.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

The peace settlement achieved at Paris was fragile from its inception. Britain would not be a major supporter. The elimination of the German High Seas Fleet and the U-boats assuaged British security ... More


The First Moroccan Crisis: Testing the Anglo-French Entente, 1904–1907

Gregory D. Miller

in The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450310
eISBN:
9780801464133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450310.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the First Moroccan Crisis (1905–1906), which involved a dispute between France and Germany and tested Britain’s recently formed entente with France, as well as the Dual Alliance ... More


The Bosnia-Herzegovina Crisis: Expanding the Entente, 1907–1911

Gregory D. Miller

in The Shadow of the Past: Reputation and Military Alliances before the First World War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450310
eISBN:
9780801464133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450310.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Bosnia-Herzegovina Crisis (1908–1909) between Austria-Hungary and Russia. This case focuses on how the crisis contributed to changes in the nature of both the Triple ... More


A Hegemon Wakes Up: 1908 Great Britain

Paul K. MacDonald and Joseph M. Parent

in Twilight of the Titans: Great Power Decline and Retrenchment

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717093
eISBN:
9781501717109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717093.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter argues that British elites coalesced behind a policy of retrenchment after the Boer War. Yet retrenchment was a sustained and coherent policy to deal with Britain's changing position in ... More


Faire Mieux Ensemble: A New Approach to Franco-British Research Collaboration for Growth and Employment

Andrew Robinson

in Franco-British Academic Partnerships: The Next Chapter: The Next Chapter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846316630
eISBN:
9781846316777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316777.023
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses new approaches to Franco-British research collaborations. It presents the benefits and risks of these new approaches and the reasons why there is a need to intensify ... More


The Changing Face of Russia’s Financiers, 1907–1913

Jennifer Siegel

in For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199387816
eISBN:
9780199387847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387816.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The years from 1907 to the beginning of 1914 were years of transition, in which the primacy of the French was ceded to other banking centers and governments. However, while it might seem as though ... More


The Moroccan Crisis of 1905–6

Frank C. Zagare

in Game Theory, Diplomatic History and Security Studies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831587
eISBN:
9780191869525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831587.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy, Applied Mathematics

This chapter focuses on the Moroccan crisis of 1905–6, which was the first in a series of early twentieth-century confrontations that are generally considered to have led to World War I. The chapter ... More


The Rhetoric of the Moroccan Crises, 1905 and 1911

Martin Thomas and Richard Toye

in Arguing about Empire: Imperial Rhetoric in Britain and France, 1882-1956

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198749196
eISBN:
9780191813382
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749196.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Within half a dozen years of the Fashoda crisis, Anglo-French relations had improved dramatically. In 1904, the Entente Cordiale was sealed. The following year, a crisis broke out over Morocco, which ... More


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