Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy by Peter Neville
(Historical Dictionaries of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations)

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British foreign policy has always been based on distinctive principles since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782 as one of the two original offices of state, the other being the Home Office. As a small island nation, Britain was historically fearful of over mighty continental powers, which might seek to menace its trade routes, and naval primacy was essential. Britain must dominate at sea while avoiding, involvement in major continental wars and Britain accomplished this successfully until the end of the 19th century. After World War II and the Cold War Britain was no longer the global naval super power and they had to adapt to a secondary, supportive role. This was to be based on its membership of regional defense and economic organizations in Europe.

The Historical Dictionary of British Foreign Policy provides an overview of the conduct of British diplomacy since the setting up of the Foreign Office in 1782. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, an extensive bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on British prime ministers, foreign secretaries, foreign office staff and leading diplomats, but also on related military and political-economic aspects. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British foreign policy.


 

About Peter Neville

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Peter Neville is a research associate of the University of Westminster and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has spent more than two decades researching and writing about British diplomacy. He is the author of numerous works on modern British and European History.
 
Published March 22, 2013 by Scarecrow Press. 390 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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This new dictionary, designed by Neville, research associate at the University of Westminster and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, focuses on modern British diplomacy from the formation of the Foreign Office in 1782. A chronology and narrative int

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Historical Dictionary of Brit...

This new dictionary, designed by Neville, research associate at the University of Westminster and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, focuses on modern British diplomacy from the formation of the Foreign Office in 1782. A chronology and narrative int

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Historical Dictionary of Brit...

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