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Parliament and foreign policy in the eighteenth century /
by Jeremy Black.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
description
xiii, 261 p.
ISBN
0521833310 (hbk.)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
isbn
0521833310 (hbk.)
catalogue key
5109944
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'This is a first-rate work of scholarship and discusses a topic that has for too long been sidetracked.' Contemporary Review
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A scholarly study of the British Parliament"s role in foreign policy during the eighteenth century.
Main Description
This book tackles the role of Parliament in the conduct of eighteenth-century foreign policy, the impact of this policy on parliamentary politics, and the quality of parliamentary debates. Drawing on a wide range of British and foreign archival sources, it is an important study for assessing eighteenth-century Britain and for understanding the role of contingency in the evaluation of political systems. Reflecting over a quarter-century of work on parliamentary sources, it highlights as well the influence of Parliament on foreign policy and politics.
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Drawing on a wide range of British and foreign archival sources, this book tackles the role of Parliament in the conduct of eighteenth-century foreign policy, the impact of this policy on parliamentary politics, and the quality of parliamentary debates. It will also be an important study for our assessment of eighteenth-century Britain and for an understanding of the role of contingency in the assessment of political systems. Reflecting over a quarter-century of work on parliamentary sources, it also highlights the influence of Parliament on foreign policy and politics.
Description for Bookstore
This is a scholarly study of the British Parliament and its role in foreign policy during the eighteenth century, and the quality and impact of contemporary parliamentary debates. It also provides a major reassessment of the public debate over foreign policy.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note on dates, spelling and titles
List of abbreviations
Introductionp. 1
The Revolution Settlement, Parliament and foreign policy, 1689-1714p. 13
The Walpolean system, Parliament and foreign policy, 1714-42p. 40
The mid-century crisis, Parliament and foreign policy, 1742-60p. 78
George III, Parliament and foreign policy, 1760-1800p. 99
Sources and reportsp. 137
Character and quality of parliamentary discussionp. 164
A parliamentary foreign policy?p. 200
Conclusionsp. 233
Select bibliographyp. 247
Indexp. 256
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