politics. Scholarship on the history of transatlantic relations tends to focus on political domains, particularly on foreign and security policy, and on economic and fiscal policy. Dominated by diplomatichistory approaches, historical scholarship on the period after the 1970s has concentrated on government negotiations and conflicts between the United States and Europe as well as on decision-making processes, crisis management, bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, and international summits and agreements. Further, historians examine cultural exchange, public diplomacy
This is not a traditional international relations text that deals with war, trade or power politics. Instead, this book offers an analysis of the social, cultural and intellectual aspects of diplomatic life in the age of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The book illustrates several modes of Britain's engagement with Europe, whether political, artistic, scientific, literary or cultural. The book consults a wide range of sources for the study including the private and official papers of fifty men and women in the British diplomatic service. Attention is given to topics rarely covered in diplomatic history such as the work and experiences of women and issues of national, regional and European identity.
This book examines how intangible aspects of international relations – including
identity, memory, representation, and symbolic perception – have helped to
stimulate and sustain the Anglo-American special relationship. Drawing together
world-leading and emergent scholars, this volume breaks new ground by applying
the theories and methodologies of the ‘cultural turn’ in diplomatic history to
the study of Anglo-American relations. It contends that matters of culture have
been far more important to the special relationship than previously allowed in a
field hitherto dominated by interest-based interpretations of American and
British foreign policies. Fresh analyses of cultural symbols, discourses, and
ideologies fill important gaps in our collective understanding of the special
relationship’s operation and expose new analytical spaces in which we can
re-evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Designed to breathe new life into old
debates about the relationship’s purported specialness, this book offers a
multidisciplinary exploration of literary representations, screen
representations, political representations, representations in memory, and the
roles of cultural connections and constructs that have historically influenced
elite decision-making and sculpted popular attitudes toward and expectations of
the special relationship. This book will be of particular interest to students
and informed readers of Anglo-American relations, foreign policy, and diplomatic
history, as well as all those who are interested in the power of culture to
impact international relations.
the special relationship than previously allowed.
This introduction contextualizes the substance of our edited volume in three sections. The first section locates the book within important debates about the history of the special relationship and illuminates why an expanded consideration of culture is important to the field. The second section introduces the main ideas and benefits of the ‘cultural turn’ in diplomatichistory and international relations, which has operationalized culture as a key to understanding the behavior of states in the global system and
concept of the ‘new world order’ (NWO) was
chosen as the vehicle of this ambition, for reasons that I hope to make clear
in this Introduction and in the book as a whole.
By choosing to show the genealogy of the term since 1914, this book tries
to cut the onion of international relations in two ways that should be
complementary. The first five chapters are a review of both the diplomatichistory and contemporaneous literature about the genesis of the NWOs of
the twentieth century. They first examine both the motivations and actions
of the principal political actors and
great and victorious army, and carry all along before him’.90
The political significance of the colleges to Jacobitism needs to be recognised and placed into the wider context of diplomatichistory. It was not, as
some have argued, a diversion from the colleges’ true, educational mission. Tom
McInally has described Innes’s appointment as king’s almoner as a ‘distraction’,
which damaged the educational provision of the Paris college. However, it is
possible to argue that it was precisely appointments like this that constituted
some of the college’s greatest successes
R. Albrecht-Carrié, A DiplomaticHistory of Europe
Since the Congress of Vienna (London: Methuen, 1958), 40.
According to a Prussian mémoire (whose author
was the historian Ancillon) the Sultan’s despotism was a travesty of
government and no duty existed to obey it by the Greeks. See A. von
Prokesch-Osten, Istoria tis epanastaseos ton Ellinon kata tou Othomanikou
In the first book detailing the social and economic history of Ireland during the Second World War, Dr Bryce Evans reveals the hidden story of the Irish Emergency. If the diplomatic history of Irish neutrality is familiar, the realities of everyday life are much less so. This work provides a clear summary of Ireland’s economic survival at the time as well as an indispensable overview of every published work on Ireland during the Second World War. While useful as a textbook introducing writing about the period, the book contributes a new and enlightening take on popular material and spiritual existence as global conflict impacted the country. It compares economic and social conditions in Ireland to those of the other European neutral states: Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Portugal. It explores how the government coped with the crisis and how ordinary Irish people reacted to emergency state control of the marketplace. With their government wounded by British economic warfare, the Irish people engaged in the black market, cross-border smuggling, and popular resistance. Exploring how notions of morality intersected with state-regulated production, consumption and distribution, this study reveals a colourful history detailing exploitation, deprivation, deviance and intolerance amidst the state’s shaky survival. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, this book provides a slice of real life during a pivotal episode in Irish and world history. It will be essential reading to the informed general reader, students, and academics alike.