The Cambridge History of British Foreign Policy, 1783-1919:, Volume 2; Volumes 1815-1866

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Adolphus William Ward, George Peabody Gooch
CUP Archive, May 5, 2012 - History
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With contributions from leading historians of the day, alongside chapters by politicians, journalists and lawyers, this three-volume work was the first comprehensive survey of foreign policy during the rise of Britain as a major power. Published between 1922 and 1923, it is unashamed in its aim to present 'a national point of view [with] an avowed regard for the interests, and above all for the honour of Great Britain', but is all the more illuminating for that. Including some original memoranda and documents, it takes as its starting point the Treaty of Paris ending the American War of Independence, and concludes with the Treaty of Versailles (1919). Volume 2 begins with the defeat of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna and concerns over the balance of power in Europe. The broader focus of Britain's interests in this period is reflected in chapters on the Far East, America and India.
  

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Contents

Question of the Evacuation of France Arrangement of the Question of
21
Insurrection of the Greeks Attitude of the Tsar Alexander Danger of
42
The Congress of Verona
55
The prelude to the Congress of Verona Wellingtons impressions of Villele
63
The Recogn1t1on of the Span1sh Amer1can Republ1cs
73
The Independence of Greece
83
Summary
106
CHAPTER III
119
The Revolution in Italy 18481849
316
The Fall of Palmerston and after 18501852
325
The Prelude to the Crimean War 18531854
340
The Crimean War 18541856
377
The Congress of Paris and After
387
Death of Lord Napier Mr Davis Sir George Robinson and Captain Elliot
397
British diplomatic successes The Congress Its achievements The
400
Persian influences Indian feeling and the Sepoy Army General conditions
414

Conference of the Five Powers at London Palmerston at the Foreign Office
127
Negotiations for the election of a King of the Belgians Offer of the Throne
138
a French army The Eighteen Articles are withdrawn Twentyfour Articles
142
Continued resistance of Holland Danger of a General War caused by
148
Combined action of Great Britain and France forces the surrender
154
CHAPTER IV
161
Tahiti 18361844
182
The Spanish Marriages 18291846
194
INDIA AND THE FAR EAST
199
Events leading to the Afghan war Dost Mohammad deposed in favour
206
Lord Ellenborough superseded by Sir Henry Hardinge The First Sikh
212
The WebsterAshburton Treaty 18411842
247
Texas and Oregon 18401845
253
The Pacific Islands 1843
261
Central American difficulties TransIsthmian Canal projects Palmerston
275
CHAPTER VII
287
The China War 18571858
422
Nature of Sovereignty The lorcha Arrow Parkes and the outbreak of hos
429
The Syrian Troubles and Mission 18601861
451
The Polish Insurrection 1863
461
Tariff relations of Great Britain and France after 1786 Origin of the Treaty
480
CHAPTER XII
488
CHAPTER XIII
522
From the London Treaty of 1852 to the War of 1864
541
The War of 1864 and the London Conference
573
CHAPTER XIV
583
The Greek Regency 18335 Armansperg Maurer and their col
599
of attempt in 1861 Its renewal in 1862 and Conditional Offer of Cession
616
APPENDIXES TO VOLUME II
622
B The Suppressed Parts of the Polignac Memorandum October 9th
633
Lord Cowleys Memorandum relative to the present and future state
644
INDEX
670

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Sir Adolphus William Ward (2 December 1837 - 19 June 1924) was an English historian and man of letters.

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