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Struggles for supremacy : diplomatic essays by A.J.P. Taylor

Author: A J P Taylor; Chris Wrigley
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2000.
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"A. J.P. Taylor (1906-90), one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, initially established his reputation by his work in diplomatic history. This included his magisterial The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (1954) and The Origins of the Second World War (1961), both of which have remained in print." "This collection brings together a rich selection of his essays and reviews in international  Read more...
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Taylor, A.J.P. (Alan John Percivale), 1906-1990.
Struggles for supremacy.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, c2000
(OCoLC)606433606
Named Person: A J P Taylor
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: A J P Taylor; Chris Wrigley
ISBN: 1840146613 9781840146615
OCLC Number: 42289691
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 395 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. A World Restored, 1812-22 --
2. The Crimean War: A Triumph of Muddle --
3. European Mediation and the Agreement of Villafranca, 1859 --
4. The Struggle of Supremacy in Germany, 1859-66 --
5. International Relations, 1870-98 --
6. The Western Question --
7. Uneasy Splendour: The British Empire at the Start of the Twentieth Century --
8. Joseph Chamberlain --
9. Entente Cordiale: Great Britain and France, 1898-1904 --
10. Farce before Tragedy: Agadir, 1911 --
11. Admiral Fisher: A Great Man? --
12. The Last Tsars --
13. Lament for Imperial Vienna --
14. War by Time-Table --
15. War Weariness and Peace Overtures --
16. Lenin: October and After --
17. The Secrets of Diplomacy --
18. The Supreme Council, 1919
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Chris Wrigley.
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"A. J.P. Taylor (1906-90), one of the greatest historians of the twentieth century, initially established his reputation by his work in diplomatic history. This included his magisterial The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848-1918 (1954) and The Origins of the Second World War (1961), both of which have remained in print." "This collection brings together a rich selection of his essays and reviews in international history, only one of which (on Trieste) has been reprinted before. The collection includes many examples of his most lively writing, often controversial, yet usually full of insight."--Jacket.

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