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International Relations and the European Atlantic World, 1660-1830


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Demonstrating the centrality of international relations to global developments, this new series offers a platform for the publication of scholarly research based upon a variety of historical approaches and contrasting geographical and chronological perspectives. It includes not only traditional archive-based studies but also more conceptual works drawing on the perspectives of International Relations theory, in order to encourage a rethinking of the subject and thus of approaches to global history.

Covering the long-eighteenth century, it will draw together studies from a variety of historically based disciplines (cultural, political, literary, visual and military) to explore subjects fundamental to the political, economic and cultural development of the Atlantic world. In particular, it will underline the fundamental role of the Atlantic Ocean acting as conduit for ideas and exchange, both within Europe and on a global scale. Books in the series will further understanding of how theory and practice of European international relations related to the wider world, and how diplomacy actually functioned in a rapidly changing political environment. The relationship between policy and strategy in the European Atlantic system, the role of commerce - both as business and ideology - will all be covered, with specific reference to the great events of the period including Anglo-French relations, the French and American revolutions, developing notions of colonialism and imperialism, and the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath.

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British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science, 1774–1801

British and American Foundings of Parliamentary Science, 1774–1801

1st Edition

By Peter J. Aschenbrenner
September 21, 2017

Upon declaring independence from Britain in July 1776, the United States Congress urgently needed to establish its credentials as a legitimate government that could credibly challenge the claims of the British Crown. In large measure this legitimacy rested upon setting in place the procedural and ...

Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden Queen Louisa Ulrika (1720-1782)

Gender and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Sweden: Queen Louisa Ulrika (1720-1782)

1st Edition

By Elise M. Dermineur
June 30, 2017

This book retraces the life and experience of Princess Louisa Ulrika of Prussia (1720-1782), who became queen of Sweden, with a particular emphasis on her political role and activities. As crown princess (1744-1751), queen (1751-1771) and then queen dowager (1771-1782) of Sweden, Louisa Ulrika took...

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