Studies in Diplomacy and Statecraft Essays in Honour of Erik Goldstein
The chapters in this edited volume, individually and collectively, pay homage to Erik Goldstein’s contribution to contemporary scholarship in the fields of international history, diplomatic studies and international security.
The book offers insights into the rich tapestry of past and present international relations with differing emphases on political, military and cultural aspects. While some of the chapters explore the twentieth-century British foreign policy apparatus and the different networks of people at work within it, others examine the deeper intellectual and other currents that shaped trans-Atlantic ties in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Geopolitics – in a historiographical perspective and with a focus on Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and East Asia – forms another important strand of this collection. All chapters explore periods of wider systemic change in international politics and thus offer reflections on the essential continuities and discontinuities in great power relations.
The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Diplomacy & Statecraft.
1. ‘Transitions in Context: Making Peace in 1814 – 1815; 1918 – 1920; 1945 – 1955ʹ
2. ‘Museums and the display of international friendship: diplomatic interests, American philanthropy, and preserving Thomas Carlyle’s London House, c. 1894.’
3. ‘Sir Arthur Hirtzel and the Pax Britannica in the Middle East’
4. Catholicism and Foreign Policy: Esme Howard and British Policy towards Poland, 1919
B. J. C. McKercher
5. David Lloyd George and the American Naval Challenge: Great Britain and the Washington Conference
John H. Maurer
6. ‘Royal diplomacy: British preparations for the State Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the United States, June 1939.’
7. "The System of Odd and Even Numbers": Lewis Namier the Diplomatic Historian
8. ‘Was the Cold War Avoidable? Did the West Seek to Win It?: A Contribution to the Debate’
9. ‘China’s Emergence as a Power in the Mediterranean: Port Diplomacy and Active Engagement’
Grant F. Rhode