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A system of ambition? : British foreign policy, 1660-1793

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1991.
Series: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of British foreign policy between 1660 and 1793. It is divided into two approaches - analytical and narrative. The first offers a thematic analysis of the policy followed,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Black
ISBN: 0582080142 9780582080140 0582004756 9780582004757
OCLC Number: 22239306
Description: xiv, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Diplomacy and domestic pressures: introduction and the sources; the Crown - Charles 11 - a diplomacy for English absolution?; James II - a protege of Louis X1V?; William and Anne - rivals to and peacemakers with Louis; the Hanovarian connection 1714-60; George 111 1760-93 - a heart truly British or a Hanovarian Secret du Roi?; Parliament and foreign policy; diplomats, secretaries of state and other ministers - British diplomats; secretaries of state and other ministers; strategic and military considerations - military power; the navy; blue water versus continental strategies; trade and colonies; public opinions and the press; the debate over policy. Part 2 The course of policy: British foreign policy 1660-14 - the restoration; second Anglo-Dutch War 1665-67; from peace to war 1667-72; third Anglo-Dutch War 1672-4; peace and French pensions 1674-85; James II 1665-8; Dutch Williams and war 1688-97; from peace to war 1697-1702; the war of the Spanish Succession 1702-13; British foreign policy 1714-1763 - George I, the Anglo-French alliance and continental interventionalism 1714-27; from the Anglo-French alliance to the fall of Walpole, 1713-42; the Carteret years 1742-4; the last years of the war of the Austrian Succession, 1744-8; Newcastle and the attempt to consolidate the "Old System", 1746-55; Britain, France and the outbreak of the Seven Years' War, 1754-6; the Seven Years' War, 1756-63; British foreign policy 1763-83 - Anglo-Bourbon tension, 1763-71; Britain, the first partition of Poland and Anglo-French relations 1772-4; British foreign policy 1783-93 - in the shadow of France, 1783-7; Anglo-French relations, 1787-93; the rise and fall of the Anglo-Prussian Alliance, 1787-92.
Series Title: Studies in modern history (Longman (Firm))
Responsibility: Jeremy Black.

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