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British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper By Keith Robbins

British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper by Keith Robbins

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This book breaks new ground in tracing the evolving and contested understandings both of Britain and of Europe on the part of politicians, diplomats, historians and travelers in the centuries since the French Revolution.

British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper Summary

British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper by Keith Robbins

At critical moments, Britain has played a crucial part in the political evolution of modern Europe, yet its stance has often been ambivalent: sometimes glad to be part of 'European civilization' but at other times rejoicing in the blessings of insularity. This book breaks new ground in tracing the evolving and contested understandings both of Britain and of Europe on the part of politicians, diplomats, historians, and travelers in the centuries since the French Revolution. It is at once a discussion of the foreign policy of the United Kingdom--an independent sovereign state in its relations with 'the continent' during its imperial hey-day and after--and a study of the historical perceptions, experiences and assumptions that preceded, and now accompany and complicate its participation in the European Union. The debate over Britain and Europe has long lacked depth and this book supplies it

British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper Reviews

'This is a very cogent and scholarly piece of work that will prove to be a valuable addition to the existing literature. It is engagingly and elegantly written, and moves along smoothly like a Rolls Royce engine.' Thomas Otte, Reviews Editor, Diplomacy and Statecraft 'This is a striking achievement. Surveying a vast canvas in consistently readable prose, Professor Robbins offers thought-provoking answers to a question that concerns us all: how has Britain seen itself in relation to 'Europe' in modern times? It is no mean feat of organisation to combine coverage of diplomacy and politics with passages on industrialisation and tourism, meanwhile keeping in focus subjects such as religion and pacifism that in other hands might not have been accorded the significance they deserve. It is a pleasure to find his text studded with examples of his own dry wit.' Simon Dixon, Professor of History, Leeds University

About Keith Robbins

Keith Robbins was formerly Vice-Chancellor of University of Wales, Lampeter. On his retirement from this post in 2003 he was made an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Departments of History and Theology/Religious Studies.

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GOR010815380
9780340577868
034057786X
British Isles and Europe 1789-1991 Paper by Keith Robbins
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2005-09-30
320
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