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The Resource British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44, Jeremy Black

British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44, Jeremy Black

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British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44
Title
British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Covering the period from the end of the Anglo-French alliance in 1731 to the declaration of war between the two powers in 1744, this book charts a turbulent period in British politics that witnessed the last decade of the Walpole ministry, the attempt to replace it by a Patriot government, and the return of the Old Corps Whigs to a process of dominance. In particular it reveals how ministerial change and political fortunes were closely linked to foreign policy, with foreign policy both affecting, and being affected by, political developments. The book draws upon a great range of foreign and domestic sources, but makes particular use of foreign diplomatic records. These are important as many negotiations were handled, at least in part, through envoys in London. Moreover, these diplomats regularly spoke with George II and his ministers, and some were personal friends of envoys and could be used for secret negotiations outside normal channels. The range of sources consulted ensures that the book offers more than any previous book to cover the period as a whole, whilst not simply becoming a detailed study of a number of episodes. Instead it retains the strong structural aspects of the relationship between foreign policy and politics necessary to examine questions about political stability, motivation and effectiveness. Following on from Jeremy Black's previous studies on eighteenth-century foreign policy, 'Politics and Foreign Policy under George I' (covering the period 1714-27) this new book takes the story up to 1744 and continues to illuminate the complex and often opaque workings of the British state at a turbulent period of European history.--
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1955-
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Black, Jeremy
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Walpole, Robert
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The means of policy -- The themes of policy -- The changes of a new reign, 1727-31 -- Facing a new situation, 1731-3 -- The excise crisis, the War of the Polish Succession, and British foreign policy, 1733 -- Neutrality in Europe, 1734-5 -- Without allies, 1736-8 -- To war with Spain, 1738-9 -- War and the fall of the ministry, 1740-2 -- A patriot foreign policy?, 1742-4 -- Return of the old corps, 1744
Control code
FIEb17683440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781472414267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 17962531
  • (OCoLC)864789874
Label
British politics and foreign policy, 1727-44, Jeremy Black
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The means of policy -- The themes of policy -- The changes of a new reign, 1727-31 -- Facing a new situation, 1731-3 -- The excise crisis, the War of the Polish Succession, and British foreign policy, 1733 -- Neutrality in Europe, 1734-5 -- Without allies, 1736-8 -- To war with Spain, 1738-9 -- War and the fall of the ministry, 1740-2 -- A patriot foreign policy?, 1742-4 -- Return of the old corps, 1744
Control code
FIEb17683440
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxi, 294 pages
Isbn
9781472414267
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
  • 17962531
  • (OCoLC)864789874

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