French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940: The Decline and Fall of a Great Power (Hardback) book cover

French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940

The Decline and Fall of a Great Power

Edited by Robert Boyce

© 1998 – Routledge

304 pages

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pub: 1998-03-26
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French Foreign and Defence Policy, 1918-1940 outlines France's strategies for protection and appeasement during this period and places interwar relations in a larger European context.

This book examines:

* relationships with key countries such as Italy and Russia

* the significance of interwar France to 20th Century European integration

* the historical context of the policies

* the setbacks and defeats of the period and how they should be evaluated

About the Editor

Robert Boyce is Senior Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is editor (with Esmonde Robertson) of Paths to War: New Essays on the Origins of the Second World War (1989) and author of British Capitalism at the Crossroads, 1919-1932: A Study in Politics, Economics and International Relations (1987). His book, Fatal Estrangement: Franco-British Relations from Versailles to Dunkirk, is in preparation.

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Routledge Studies in Modern European History

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HISTORY / General