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Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale Since 1904
 
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Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale Since 1904
Edited by Antoine Capet
 
 
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10 Oct 2006
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Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale Since 1904 provides an in-depth re-examination of the significant debates, interpretations and historiographical shifts for the major phases in Anglo-French relations since the inception of the Entente in the early twentieth century.
Each chapter examines its topic in the light of the most recent scholarship by experts in the field, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars. The topics covered range accross many of the important events and aspects affecting Anglo-French relations this century, inlcuding interpersonal relations (Lloyd George and Clemenceau ; Churchill and de Gaulle); the evolution of British perceptions of France; economic questions; political aspects such as British communism; disarmament and rearmament ; the Suez affair; the three-cornered relationship between Britain, France and America; and the topical conundrum of Iraq .


Description

Britain, France and the Entente Cordiale Since 1904 provides an in-depth re-examination of the significant debates, interpretations and historiographical shifts for the major phases in Anglo-French relations since the inception of the Entente in the early twentieth century.
Each chapter examines its topic in the light of the most recent scholarship by experts in the field, many of whom are internationally renowned scholars. The topics covered range accross many of the important events and aspects affecting Anglo-French relations this century, inlcuding interpersonal relations (Lloyd George and Clemenceau ; Churchill and de Gaulle); the evolution of British perceptions of France; economic questions; political aspects such as British communism; disarmament and rearmament ; the Suez affair; the three-cornered relationship between Britain, France and America; and the topical conundrum of Iraq .


Reviews

'Overall, this collection offers an addition to the existing literature that is broad in both methods and time-span; but focused in purpose.' - Helen Parr, Twentieth Century British History (Oxford Journals)


Contents

Introduction: 'Britain's Most Enduring Special Relationship'; A.Capet
'French people have a peculiar facility for being misrepresented': British Perceptions of France in the Great War; J.Ramsden
Lloyd George and Clemenceau: Prima Donnas in Partnership; K.O'Morgan
Behind the Façade of the Entente Cordiale after the Great War; R.Boyce
Entente and Argument: Britain, France and Disarmament, 1899-1934; A.Webster
British Communists and Anglo-French Relations between the Wars; A.Thorpe
Churchill and de Gaulle: Makers and Writers of History; D.Reynolds
The Singularity of Suez in Post War Anglo-French Relations: Une Entente mal entendue; P.Catterall
De Gaulle and Anglo-French Mésentente, 1958-67; J.Ellison
Franco-British Relations during the Wilson Years, 1964-70; J.W.Young
From Heath to Thatcher, 1970-90; J.Campbell
A Complex Alliance: the Explosive Chemistry of Franco-British Relations in the Post-Cold War World; K.Larres
Index


Authors

ANTOINE CAPET is Professor of British Studies at the University of Rouen, France. He did his Doctorat d'État on Le poids des années de guerre: Les classes dirigeantes britanniques et la réforme sociale, 1931-1951, published in book form in 1991. He is currently 'Britain since 1914' Section Editor of the Royal Historical Society Bibliography and sits on the Editorial Committees of Cultural and Social History and Twentieth Century British History. As Head of the CERCLA Research Group at Rouen, he has organized many conferences with invited British scholars, notably one on Anglo-French relations in 2004, from which this book is largely derived.