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Keith Robbins and John Fisher, (ed.s) Religion and Diplomacy: Religion and British Foreign Policy, 1815 to 1941 (Pb)
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Keith Robbins and John Fisher
University of the West of England

[2010]

ISBN 978-90-8979-036-1 paperback

List price EURO 39 / US$ 49

New Directions in Diplomatic History, 1 (History of International Relations Library, 15)


About this book

For long a missing dimension in British foreign policy, religion impinged upon the formulation of Britain's overseas interests in many ways. This was true of policy makers’ unspoken assumptions about the nature of humanity and international politics, inculcated in elite educational institutions. Religion was a tangible element in the practice of diplomacy. War, crises, and humanitarian concerns drew comment from the churches, their followers, as well as direct involvement from the Bishops in the House of Lords. This volume presents two survey chapters on the British Churches and British Foreign Policy and the nonconformist churches and British foreign policy. It is followed by case studies focusing on the Near East, Japan, relations with the Vatican, the Jewish question in British foreign policy, and the role of Archbishop Lang in the tempestuous years prior to the Second World War.


Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations

Introduction
Keith Robbins and John Fisher

1. The British Churches and British Foreign Policy: An Overview
Keith Robbins

2. Nonconformity and British Foreign Policy
Michael Hughes

3. Britain and the Ottoman Empire 1830-1880
John Charmley

4. Religion and British policy towards the Ottoman Empire, 1875-1923
Erik Goldstein

5. A “vexed question”: Britain, the Powers, and the ‘Jewish Question’ in the Nineteenth Century
T. G. Otte

6. Odo Russell’s mission to Rome, 1858-70, and British Foreign Policy Towards the Vatican
Saho Matsumoto-Best

7. British Diplomats and Religion in Japan, 1858-1941
Hamish Ion

8. The judgement of an archbishop: Cosmo Gordon Lang and British Foreign Policy, 1928-1939
Andrew Chandler

9. The Church of England and British Policy towards the Assyrians, 1914-1955
John Fisher

Index

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)

Keith Robbins, D.Litt., is Vice-Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Wales, Lampeter, having formerly been Professor of History at Bangor University and Professor of Modern History at Glasgow University. A former President of the Historical Association and editor of History, he has written prolifically on political, diplomatic, ecclesiastical, military and cultural topics.

Michael Hughes, PhD. (1991) is Professor of Russian and International History at Liverpool University. He has published widely on Russian History and Anglo-Russian relations and, more recently, on responses within the Methodist Church to international developments during the twentieth century.

John Charmley, M.A., D.Phil., F.R.Hist.S, is Professor of History at the University of East Anglia, where he has been head of School since 2002. His publications include: Duff Cooper (1986); Churchill: the end of glory (1993); The Princess and the Politicians (2005) and A History of Conservative Politics snce 1830 (2008).

Erik Goldstein is Professor of International Relations, and of History, Boston University. Previously he was Professor of International History, University of Birmingham, where he remains an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman, and Modern Greek Studies.

T.G. Otte, MA, PhD, is senior lecturer in diplomatic history at the University of East Anglia. His latest two works are The China Question: Great Power Rivalry and British Isolation, 1894-1905 (2007), and The Permanent Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs, 1854-1946 (2009).

Hamish Ion, Ph.D. (1978) in Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield, is Professor in History at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has published widely on aspects of the history of Japan's international relations, 1853 to 1945. His most recent monograph study, American Missionaries, Christian Oyatoi and Japan, 1859-1873, will be published by University of British Columbia Press in October 2009.

Andrew Chandler is Director of the George Bell Institute and Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Chichester. He has published widely on various aspects of twentieth-century church history in Britain, often in the context of international political affairs.

John N. Fisher, PhD. (1996) in History, University of Leeds, is Senior Lecturer in International History at the University of the West of England, Bristol. He has published widely on aspects of British foreign policy with special reference to the Middle East, 1870 to 1930.

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Untitled document New Directions in Diplomatic History

Editors 

Thomas Otte, University of East Anglia

John Charmley, University of East Anglia

Jeremy Black, University of Exeter

 

ISSN: 1875-0184

Editorial Board
Louise Atherton, The National Archives, United Kingdom;

Erik Goldstein, Boston University;

Lothar Hoebelt, Universität Wien;

Keith Neilson, Royal Military College of Canada;

Patrick Salmon, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, United Kingdom;

Zara Steiner, University of Cambridge
 
 

As current international relations are becoming more complex and less straightforward than the 'simple bipolar world order' (John Lewis Gaddis) that had shaped the politics of second half of the twentieth century, more attention is being given to the complex and multifaceted diplomatic history of earlier periods. New Directions in Diplomatic History is a peer-reviewed book series with special (though not exclusive) emphasis on the period 1648 to 1919 that aims to provide a designated outlet for what is the best and most innovative work in this growing field, specifically works that are conceptually innovative, and re-examine and challenge established orthodoxies. At its best, diplomatic history, by demonstrating what is changeable and what is enduring, prevents the depersonalization of the history of mankind, underlines the complexity of historical dynamics, and sharpens contemporary sensibilities between past precepts and present circumstances, despite altered externalities over the course of time. 

New Directions in Diplomatic History has an independent editorial team that works together with the team of History of International Relations, Diplomacy, and Intelligence, in which series it is included.  

Authors/Editors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/ or full manuscripts to the series editor or to the publisher Hendrik van Leusen.

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