“A Kind of Black Hole”?: Commercial Diplomacy Before 1914

Otte, T. G. (2017) “A Kind of Black Hole”?: Commercial Diplomacy Before 1914. In: The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. Springer, pp. 25-68. ISBN 978-1-137-46580-1

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Abstract

Commercial diplomacy is the Cinderella branch of international history. To varying degrees, it remains neglected, ignored or ill-used. Treated by most diplomatic historians with a sort of disdain, which the many critics of the nineteenth-century Foreign Office imagined to be the department’s natural attitude towards ‘trade’ and those in it, it has not fared any better in the hands of economic historians, who usually see little cause to dirty their hands with past political machinations, let alone to plumb the depths of international politics.

Item Type: Book Section
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2017 06:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/63765
DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-46581-8_2

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