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The compelling essays brought together in this collection provide new assessments of the course of British foreign policy from the Glorious Revolution to the Treaty of Maastricht in 1991, its underlying principles as well as Britain's standing in international politics. The essays examine these issues through the prism of the personalities of those Foreign Secretaries and Prime Ministers who had a major impact on the course and conduct of British foreign policy, from the elder Pitt in the eighteenth century to Margaret Thatcher at the end of the twentieth. This collection of essays offers a powerful challenge to many traditional assumptions about Britain's decline as a great power, her imperial and continental commitments, and the contentious issue of 'Europe'.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333915790
ISBN-10: 0333915798
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Thomas G. Otte

NIGEL J. ASHTON Lecturer in International History, London School of Economics C.J. BARTLETT Emeritus Professor of International History, University of Dundee JEREMY BLACK Professor of History, University of Exeter JOHN CHARMLEY Professor of Diplomatic History, University of East Anglia DAVID DUTTON Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool RICHAD S. GRAYSON Director, Centre for Reform, Special Adviser to the Leader of the Liberal Democrats SEAN GREENWOOD Professor of History, Christchurch College, Canterbury GREG KENNEDY Lecturer in Defence Studies, Joint Services College/King's College London KEITH NEILSON Professor of International and Military History, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario PAUL SHARP Professor of International Relations, University of Minnesota, Duluth

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