Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780754658672: Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth-Century Britain
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain's status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next two centuries. Starting from a relatively minor role in global affairs before 1700, Britain rapidly rose to become a significant player in European affairs, and leading imperial power by 1800. In this commanding contribution to the subject, Jeremy Black draws on his extensive expertise to examine how British political culture and public debate in this period responded to, and in part shaped, this transition to an increasingly prominent role in world affairs. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain's eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the study explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. It highlights how widely shared concerns about such issues as national defence, the strength of the Royal Navy and trade protection, presented little consensus in how they were to be realised and were the subject of fierce public debate. The book underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over a series of key issues. By probing the problems and issues surrounding the need to define and discuss Britain's foreign policy in semi-public and public contexts, this book offers a fascinating insight into questions of perceived national interest, and how this developed and evolved over the course of the eighteenth century. This work complements the author's other studies by joining the institutional focus seen there to a wider assessment of public politics and print culture, and as such will make a central contribution to studies of eighteenth-century Britain and Europe.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Born in London, he studied at Cambridge, graduating with a Starred First, before doing postgraduate work at Oxford. From 1980 he taught at Durham University, eventually as professor, before moving to Exeter in 1996. His books include The British Seaborne Empire; Maps and History; George II and George III: America's Last King.

Review:

'Jeremy Black here provides a powerful and sweeping account of British foreign policy...' Journal of Modern History 'The suggestion of a nation's foreign policy as a uniform and universally agreed-upon entity is commonly assumed in many works. Statements such as 'British foreign policy was... ' imply a unity of effort, consensus of opinion and harmony between rival political leaders that in a democracy are seldom the reality and emerge only after immense effort and a messy, confrontational process. Jeremy Black's Debating Foreign Policy in Eighteenth Century Britain is a masterful attempt to describe this process throughout the critical eighteenth century that witnessed Great Britain's rise to European dominance... Jeremy Black is a brilliant scholar, and expects the reader to bring a great deal of knowledge to this examination... The latter half of the work, which is devoted to examining British foreign policy throughout the eighteenth century until the end of the Napoleonic era, will be the most useful for researchers, and shows the author's mastery.' History

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 160.00
US$ 132.66

Convert Currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Black, Jeremy
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
K&H Entertainment
(Ronkonkoma, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0754658678. Seller Inventory # Z0754658678ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 132.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jeremy Black
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780754658672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 162.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Black Jermy
Published by Ashgate Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate Publishing Company. Condition: New. pp. 266. Seller Inventory # 3357087

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 162.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.29
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jeremy Black
Published by Ashgate (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate, 2011. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0754658678

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 167.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jeremy Black
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780754658672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 166.91
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

BLACK, JEREMY
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9780754658672 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE01021089

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 172.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.60
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Professor Jeremy Black
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain s status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next two centuries. Starting from a relatively minor role in global affairs before 1700, Britain rapidly rose to become a significant player in European affairs, and leading imperial power by 1800. In this commanding contribution to the subject, Jeremy Black draws on his extensive expertise to examine how British political culture and public debate in this period responded to, and in part shaped, this transition to an increasingly prominent role in world affairs. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain s eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the study explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. It highlights how widely shared concerns about such issues as national defence, the strength of the Royal Navy and trade protection, presented little consensus in how they were to be realised and were the subject of fierce public debate. The book underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over a series of key issues. By probing the problems and issues surrounding the need to define and discuss Britain s foreign policy in semi-public and public contexts, this book offers a fascinating insight into questions of perceived national interest, and how this developed and evolved over the course of the eighteenth century. This work complements the author s other studies by joining the institutional focus seen there to a wider assessment of public politics and print culture, and as such will make a central contribution to studies of eighteenth-century Britain and Europe. Seller Inventory # APC9780754658672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 198.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Jeremy Black
Published by Routledge (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0754658678

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 205.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Professor Jeremy Black
Published by Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2011. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain s status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next two centuries. Starting from a relatively minor role in global affairs before 1700, Britain rapidly rose to become a significant player in European affairs, and leading imperial power by 1800. In this commanding contribution to the subject, Jeremy Black draws on his extensive expertise to examine how British political culture and public debate in this period responded to, and in part shaped, this transition to an increasingly prominent role in world affairs. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britain s eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the study explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. It highlights how widely shared concerns about such issues as national defence, the strength of the Royal Navy and trade protection, presented little consensus in how they were to be realised and were the subject of fierce public debate. The book underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over a series of key issues. By probing the problems and issues surrounding the need to define and discuss Britain s foreign policy in semi-public and public contexts, this book offers a fascinating insight into questions of perceived national interest, and how this developed and evolved over the course of the eighteenth century. This work complements the author s other studies by joining the institutional focus seen there to a wider assessment of public politics and print culture, and as such will make a central contribution to studies of eighteenth-century Britain and Europe. Seller Inventory # APC9780754658672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 205.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jeremy Black
Published by Ashgate
ISBN 10: 0754658678 ISBN 13: 9780754658672
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ashgate. Hardcover. Condition: New. 266 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.3in. x 1.1in.It was during the course of the eighteenth century that Britain status as a major maritime and commercial power was forged, shaping the political, economic and military policies of the nation for the next two centuries. Starting from a relatively minor role in global affairs before 1700, Britain rapidly rose to become a significant player in European affairs, and leading imperial power by 1800. In this commanding contribution to the subject, Jeremy Black draws on his extensive expertise to examine how British political culture and public debate in this period responded to, and in part shaped, this transition to an increasingly prominent role in world affairs. Rather than offering a familiar narrative of Britains eighteenth-century foreign policy, this book instead focuses upon how this policy was debated and written about in British society. Taking as a central theme the debate over policy and the development of public culture and politics, the study explores how these were linked to developing relations with Europe and helped shape colonial strategies and expectations. It highlights how widely shared concerns about such issues as national defence, the strength of the Royal Navy and trade protection, presented little consensus in how they were to be realised and were the subject of fierce public debate. The book underlines how these kinds of issues were not considered in the abstract, but in terms of a political community that was divided over the search for power, and often further fractured by support for rival religious and dynastic causes. By probing the problems and issues surrounding the need to define and discuss Britains foreign policy in semi-public and public contexts, this book offers a fascinating insight into questions of perceived national interest, and how this developed and evolved over the course of the eighteenth century. This work complements the authors other studies by joining the institutional focus seen there to a wider assessment of public politics and print culture, and as such will make a central contribution to studies of eighteenth-century Europe. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780754658672

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 234.22
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book