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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


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


Hungarian Reconstruction and the Austrian Model

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0012
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In early 1922, the reconstruction of Austria was given priority over the rehabilitation of Hungary by the Foreign Office. Yet, British government ... More


The Foreign Office Establishes a Policy

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter gives an account of the early years of the United Nations, when attempts were made to produce some form of international human rights instrument. It traces the abandonment of minority ... More


Banks and Governments

Geoffrey Jones

in British Multinational Banking, 1830-1990

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206026
eISBN:
9780191676925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206026.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of government in the history of British multinational banks. Before 1914, in most countries banks were free from government intervention. There were almost no ... More


The Progress of Colonial Co-operation in London and Paris, 1945–1949

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Within two years, the new Ministry of Overseas France was to inaugurate a similar programme of development, and was to invest much more money than Britain. From the Foreign Office’s point of view, ... More


Beckett’s Bill and the Loss of the Initiative

A. W. BRAIN SIMPSON

in Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267897
eISBN:
9780191714115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267897.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, EU Law

This chapter gives an account of the drafting within the British Foreign Office of an international bill of human rights, and the role of the legal Adviser, Eric Beckett, in establishing a British ... More


Introduction

Erik Goldstein

in Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying the planning phase in order to understand better British actions at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919. It suggests that though a third ... More


‘Letting things settle themselves’: The China Question, 1899–1900

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/9780199211098.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Asian History

The stabilizing effect of the 1899 agreement was short-lived. In 1900, the international scramble for concessions and territory produced a violent backlash, the Boxer Uprising. The renewed turmoil in ... More


Regional Commissions and the Origins of Post-war Anglo-French Colonial Co-operation in Africa, 1942–1945

John Kent

in The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203025
eISBN:
9780191675669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

A new initiative in terms of colonial policy was now required in order to impress upon international opinion the future benefits of continued British rule. In the event, this attempt was to become ... More


The Law of Neutrality and State Practice

Gabriela A. Frei

in Great Britain, International Law, and the Evolution of Maritime Strategic Thought, 1856–1914

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780198859932
eISBN:
9780191892356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859932.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 explores how Great Britain applied and implemented its neutrality policy after 1870, building a coherent state practice based on its Foreign Enlistment Act. Several case studies from ... More


The Struggle for Control

Erik Goldstein

in Winning the Peace: British Diplomatic Strategy, Peace Planning, and the Paris Peace Conference 1916-1920

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198215844
eISBN:
9780191678226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198215844.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines the struggle for control in Great Britain's preparation for the 1919 peace conference. Foreign Office Under-Secretary Charles Hardinge had developed a carefully laid plan for ... More


The ‘Habsburg Bogey’ and Austro-Czech Rivalry

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0005
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1920, a new centre of British influence in the heart of Europe was Prague. The Foreign Office did not intend to drop the Austrians, but a ... More


‘One Russia is Enough for Us’: Two Revolutions in Budapest

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

At the time of the Károlyi revolution towards the end of 1918, the Foreign Office still had no political interest in Hungary. The question of ... More


The Real World: Peace and War

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Curtis recognized that in practice there were few policy options. Curtis was to acknowledge that he, like everyone else, had been overtaken by events; his long-term political objective of organic ... More


Rear-Guard Reactions – Governmental and Commercial Influence on Spanish Civil War Reporting in Britain

David Deacon

in British News Media and the Spanish Civil War: Tomorrow May Be Too Late

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627486
eISBN:
9780748651368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627486.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates how the British government sought to manage British media responses to Spain and how these activities linked to the commercial and political interests of senior news ... More


Introduction

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter begins by raising questions regarding Central Europe — which countries belong to this region, and where are the dividing lines between ... More


An Irish Dominion in an International Commonwealth

Deborah Lavin

in From Empire to International Commonwealth: A Biography of Lionel Curtis

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198126164
eISBN:
9780191671623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198126164.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

For a time much of the responsibility for the Irish Branch fell to Curtis. His influence in Dublin grew as he negotiated directly with Liam Cosgrave and Kevin O'Higgins. Curtis perceived a new role ... More


Britain and the Reconstruction of Austria

Gábor Bátonyi

in Britain and Central Europe 1918–1933

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207481
eISBN:
9780191677687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207481.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The prime opportunity for raising a substantial loan for the reconstruction of Austria was in April 1922 at the Genoa Conference, the first ... More


Media, Propaganda, Consensus and the Soviet Union, 1941–8

John Jenks

in British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter investigates the gyrations of British propaganda and media from the 1941 forging of the Anglo-Soviet alliance, through the wartime honeymoon and into the post-war deterioration of the ... More


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