1st Edition

Decisions and Diplomacy Studies in Twentieth Century International History

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    The growing significance of international history and relations in recent years has been reflected in a growth of research and development of new courses. This collection of essays focus on three broad themes: the League of Nations and collective security, problems in British foreign policy, and European/International security in the interwar years. The book, in memory of Esmonde Robertson and George Grün, distinguished historians of the London School of Economics, contains papers commissioned from some of the most formidable names in international history.

    Foreword by Donald Cameron Watt Introduction 1. Economics and the crisis of British Foreign Policy management, 1914-45 2. Intelligence and the Lytton Commission, 1931-34 3. The Geneva Disarmament Conference, 1932-34 4. The Chiefs of Staff, the `men-on-the-spot' and the Italo-Abyssinian emergency, 1935-36 5. The `proffered gift': the Vatican and the abortive Yugoslav concordat of 1935-37 6. Britain, France and the Spanish problem, 1936-39 7. Britain and appeasement in the late 1930s: was there a League of Nations' alternative 8. The atomic bomb and the Korean War 9. Restoring the `special relationship': the Bermuda and Washington conferences, 1957


    Dick Richardson, Professor Glyn A Stone, Glyn Stone