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The foreign office mind : the making of British foreign policy, 1865-1914

Author: Thomas G Otte
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With this pioneering approach to the study of international history, T.G. Otte reconstructs the underlying principles, elite perceptions and 'unspoken assumptions' that shaped British foreign policy between the death of Palmerston and the outbreak of the First World War. Grounded in a wide range of public and private archival sources, and drawing on sociological insights, The Foreign Office Mind presents a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas G Otte
ISBN: 9781107006508 1107006503
OCLC Number: 727610589
Description: xiii, 437 pages, [15] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Illusions of supremacy: the Foreign Office mind, 1865-1874 --
2. The problems of isolation: the Foreign Office mind, 1874-1885 --
3. Problems of consolidation: the Foreign Office mind, 1885-1892 --
4. Two eastern questions: the Foreign Office mind and the period of flux in great power politics, 1892-1900 --
5. The transformation of great power politics: the Edwardian Foreign Office mind, 1900-1907 --
6. The end of an era: the late-Edwardian Foreign Office mind, 1907-1914 --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: T.G. Otte.

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Pioneering study which charts how the collective mindset of Britain's diplomatic elite reacted to and shaped nineteenth-century British foreign policy.  Read more...
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'Otte opens up our understanding of the role of the diplomatic professionals in the long nineteenth century, keeping a careful balance in his analysis of the role of the professionals and that of Read more...

 
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