British Diplomacy and the Descent into Chaos

The Career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19

Author: J. Fisher

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 298

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Recreating the diplomatic career of Jack Garnett, from 1902-1919, John Fisher reveals a fascinating individual as well as contextualizing his story with regard to British policy in the countries to which he was posted in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, during a period of rapid change in international politics and in Britain's world role.

Britain in Global Politics Volume 1

From Gladstone to Churchill

Author: C. Baxter

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 291

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This volume of essays focuses upon Britain's international and imperial role from the mid-Victorian era through until the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Individual chapters by acknowledged authorities in their field deal with a variety of broad-ranging and particular issues, including: 'cold wars' before the Cold War in Anglo-Russian relations; Lord Curzon and the diplomacy of war and peace-making; air-power as an instrument of colonial control; Foreign Office efforts to frame and influence the historical narrative; Winston Churchill's alternative to, and the pursuit of, policies of 'appeasement'; British responses to conflict and regime change in Spain; the Secret Intelligence Service and British diplomacy in East Asia'; Neville Chamberlain and the 'phoney war'; efforts to combat American misperceptions of Britain in wartime; and British-American differences over the future of Italy's colonial possessions. This collection, along with the accompanying volume covering the period after World War 2, is dedicated to the memory of Professor Saki Dockrill.

British Burma in the New Century, 1895–1918

Author: Stephen L Keck

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 230

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British Burma in the New Century draws upon neglected but talented colonial authors to portray Burma between 1895 and 1918, which was the apogee of British governance. These writers, most of them 'Burmaphiles' wrote against widespread misperceptions about Burma.

The Glubb Reports: Glubb Pasha and Britain's Empire Project in the Middle East 1920-1956

Author: Tancred Bradshaw

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 194

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The Glubb Reports studies papers written by General Sir John Glubb, the long-serving British commander of the Jordanian Arab Legion. It covers issues such as the role of tribes and desert control, the impact of Palestine, the Arab Legion's role in the first Arab-Israeli war, the expansion of the Arab Legion, and Glubb's dismissal in 1956.

Cinema and Society in the British Empire, 1895-1940

Author: James Burns

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 243

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By 1940 going to the movies was the most popular form of public leisure in Britain's empire. This book explores the social and cultural impact of the movies in colonial societies in the early cinema age.

British Policy in the Persian Gulf, 1961-1968

Conceptions of Informal Empire

Author: Helene von Bismarck

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 269

View: 681

An in-depth analysis of Great Britain's policy in the oil-rich Persian Gulf region during the last years of British imperialism in the area, covering the period from the independence of Kuwait to the decision of the Wilson Government to withdraw from the Gulf.

The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century

Author: John Fisher

Publisher: Springer

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Category: Political Science

Page: 594

View: 858

This book addresses the interface of the British Foreign Office, foreign policy and commerce in the twentieth century. Two related questions are considered: what did the Foreign Office do to support British commerce, and how did commerce influence British foreign policy? The editors of this work collect a range of case studies that explore the attitude of the Foreign Office towards commerce and trade promotion, against the backdrop of a century of relative economic decline, while also considering the role of British diplomats in creating markets and supporting UK firms. This highly researched and detailed examination is designed for readers aiming to comprehend the role that commerce played in Britain’s foreign relations, in a century when trade and commerce have become an inseparable element in foreign and security policies.

Sport and the British World, 1900-1930

Amateurism and National Identity in Australasia and Beyond

Author: E. Nielsen

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 257

View: 680

This book provides a lively study of the role that Australians and New Zealanders played in defining the British sporting concept of amateurism. In doing so, they contributed to understandings of wider British identity across the sporting world.

Britain's Imperial Muse

The Classics, Imperialism, and the Indian Empire, 1784-1914

Author: C. Hagerman

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 266

View: 932

Britain's Imperial Muse explores the classics' contribution to British imperialism and to the experience of empire in India through the long 19th century. It reveals the classics role as a foundational source for positive conceptions of empire and a rhetorical arsenal used by commentators to justify conquest and domination, especially of India.

British Images of Germany

Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914

Author: R. Scully

Publisher: Springer

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Category: History

Page: 395

View: 997

British Images of Germany is the first full-length cultural history of Britain's relationship with Germany in the key period leading up to the First World War. Richard Scully reassesses what is imagined to be a fraught relationship, illuminating the sense of kinship Britons felt for Germany even in times of diplomatic tension.