Between Empire and Continent: British Foreign Policy before the First World War - Studies in British and Imperial History (Paperback)
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Between Empire and Continent: British Foreign Policy before the First World War - Studies in British and Imperial History (Paperback)

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Paperback 542 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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Prior to World War I, Britain was at the center of global relations, utilizing tactics of diplomacy as it broke through the old alliances of European states. Historians have regularly interpreted these efforts as a reaction to the aggressive foreign policy of the German Empire. However, as Between Empire and Continent demonstrates, British foreign policy was in fact driven by a nexus of intra-British, continental and imperial motivations. Recreating the often heated public sphere of London at the turn of the twentieth century, this groundbreaking study carefully tracks the alliances, conflicts, and political maneuvering from which British foreign and security policy were born.

Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781789205077
Number of pages: 542
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Supported by a wealth of research and an extensive command of the historical literature on the subject, the book is important for academic libraries focusing on modern British history, diplomatic history, and the history of WW I...Highly recommended." * Choice

"Between Empire and Continent takes this reviewer's understanding of events to an entirely different level and will no doubt become a key text. This is a book that offers much... It is a highly sophisticated piece of writing, and another close read of this fascinating study will no doubt produce many more important insights." * American Historical Review

"Likely to invigorate the revisionist interpretation of British foreign policy before 1914... The focus suggested by the title... is where future research should find a fruitful starting point." * The Journal of Modern History

"If Ranke actually held fast to his famous concept of the primacy of foreign policy, he might not have liked Rose's conclusions, but surely he would have approved the scholarship." * The International History Review

"The quality of this research is outstanding." * William Mulligan, University of Dublin

"Meticulously researched and masterfully argued... Rose skillfully demonstrates that, driven by domestic concerns and by the strategic challenge posed primarily by France and Russia, rather than Germany, Britain embarked on a radical overhaul of its foreign affairs." * Thomas Weber, University of Aberdeen

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