|ISBN:||9780754658672 0754658678 9781409426103 1409426106|
|描述：||xvi, 247 p. ; 25 cm.|
|内容：||Prologue : Documentary culture and the historian --
1. Introduction : Debating policy --
2. The mechanisms of debate --
3. The extent of debate --
4. The quality of debate --
5. The new age of war, 1689-1714 --
6. A continental dynasty: Britain and Hanover, 1714-60 --
7. Rethinking interventionism, 1740-55 --
8. Strategic culture and imperial warfare, 1754-63 --
9. An empire under challenge, 1763-83 --
10. New definitions and problems, 1783-1815 --
11. Conclusions: debating Britain and Europe.
|其他題名：||Debating foreign policy in 18th century Britain|
Focuses on how Britain's foreign policy during the eighteenth century was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the author explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. He highlights how widely-shared concerns about such issues as national defense, the strength of the Royal Navy, and trade protection presented little consensus in how they were to be realized, and were the subject of fierce public debate. He underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over a series of key issues.