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Title: Great Britain and Austria-Hungary, 1906-1914: A diplomatic history (London School of Economics Research Monographs) (Signed Copy)
Description: London School Of Economics And Political Science; Weidenfeld And Nicolson, London, 1972. First edition, Original Boards. Very Good/very good. 320 pages. Dustjacket. Dedicated by author on front free endpaper. Slight wear to spine, covers, corners & dustjacket. Slight chipping to bottom spine dustjacket. During the decade immediately preceding the First World War, the ‘traditional friendship’ between Great Britain and Austria-Hungary collapsed completely and in 1914 the two Powers went to war - for the first and last time. This was not an inevitability, as Dr Bridge shows in his re-examination of the diplomatic relations of those years. The situation was already deteriorating as early as 1906; but there were significant improvements in the ensuing years, even if these proved temporary. Politicians and diplomats were making a series of individual decisions, each one influenced by the immediate situation, and it was the stun total of these, rather than any general trend, which ultimately led to conflict. The author emphasises the vital importance of decision-makers in power politics. He traces the course of events in detail, basing his account on ten years’ research in British and Austrian archives, including the private papers of Aehrenthal, Mensdorff and Cartwright, and throws new light on the parts played by all these figures. Aehrenthal emerges as a far more balanced diplomat than he has previously been considered, and Cartwright is shown to have played an important part in resolving the Bosnian crisis of 1908-9. Of more general interest is the long introductory chapter, which discusses the development of Anglo-Austrian relations before 1906, the various personalities concerned in policy-making, the roles of the press, of parliaments, and of public opinion, and the influence of the struggle of nationalities in Austria-Hungary. From his research into unpublished official records and private material Dr Bridge has produced a study which reveals a new side to an old story. His book will be of interest to historians and the general reader alike. F. R. Bridge, since 1964 Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has recently been appointed to a Lectureship in the School of History at Leeds University. He has written several articles on Austria- Hungary in international affairs, and From Sadowa to Sarajevo: The Foreign Policy of Austria-Hungary 1866-1914 (Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd), to be published this year. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: British History & Topography; European History & Topography; Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); First World War (1914-1918); Political Science & Political Theory. ISBN: 9780297995128. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0019468.

Keywords: BZDB273 BRIDGE GREAT BRITAIN AUSTRIA HUNGARY 1906 1914 DIPLOMATIC HISTORY 1972 British History & Topography; European History & Topography; Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); First World War (1914-1918); Political Science & Political Theory. Great Br

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