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British foreign policy in the age of the American Revolution

Author: Hamish M Scott
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2000.
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Examines the nature and role of British diplomacy in the age of the American Revolution, and the reasons why, unlike her other 18th-century conflicts, Britain fought that war without a major European  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hamish M Scott
ISBN: 0198201958 9780198201953
OCLC Number: 633798383
Description: XIII, 377 Seiten
Contents: Abbreviations; A note on dates; The study of British foreign policy in the age of the American revolution; The making of British foreign policy; The legacies of the Seven Years War; The failure of the old system 1763-1765; The decline of British diplomacy 1765-1768; The beginnings of recovery 1768-1771; The ascendancy of the Eastern powers 1771-1773; Splendid isolation 1773-1775; Peace with the Bourbons 1777-1779; War in Europe 1778-1780; The coming of peace1781-1783; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: H.M. Scott.


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'a sober, scholarly and fair-minded account of British foreign policy in this period'John Cannon, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Albion 'Dr Scott has produced a well-written, and refreshing Read more...

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