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Britain and Europe, 1789-2005

Author: Keith Robbins
Publisher: London : Hodder Arnold ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Britain and Europe.
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"At critical moments, Britain has played a crucial part in the political evolution of modern Europe, yet its stance has often been ambivalent: sometimes glad to be part of 'European civilization' but at other times rejoicing in the blessings of insularity. This book breaks new ground in tracing the evolving and contested understandings both of Britain and of Europe on the part of the politicians, diplomats,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Robbins
ISBN: 9780340577868 034057786X
OCLC Number: 60512684
Description: xviii, 350 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : setting the agenda --
1. Eve of revolution --
2. Revolution and war, 1789-1802 --
3. Britain and Napoleon's Europe --
4. Making a European peace, 1814-1830 --
5. Revolution, c.1830-c.1850 --
6. More mapwork, c.1850-c.1870 --
7. Imperially detached, c.1870-c.1900 --
8. Civilization and cataclysm, c.1900-c.1919 --
9. European civil war? c.1919-c.1939 --
10. War, reconciliation and restoration, c.1940-1975 --
11. Home and dry? 1975-2005.
Series Title: Britain and Europe.
Responsibility: Keith Robbins.
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