The system of odd and even numbers: Lewis Namier the diplomatic historian

Otte, T. G. (2021) The system of odd and even numbers: Lewis Namier the diplomatic historian. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 32 (2). pp. 351-374. ISSN 1557-301X

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Sir Lewis Namier has left a deep, if contested, imprint on studies of eighteenth-century British political history. Namier the student of great power relations, by contrast, has been largely allowed to slide into oblivion. It is a curious fate, for in his day his public profile as a commentator on international affairs was very high. This article attempts to reconstruct Namier as a dfigiplomatic historian, the intellectual assumptions that underpinned his work, the manner in which he framed the study of European great power politics, and the methods he employed.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Modern British History
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 00:11
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2022 01:38
DOI: 10.1080/09592296.2021.1913360


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