Britain and Central Europe, 1918-1933

Hardcover | November 1, 1998

byGabor Batonyi

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This book emphasizes the key role played by Britain in restoring peace and stability in central Europe after the First World War. It focuses on the endeavours of British diplomats in the 1920s to promote political integration and economic co-operation in the Danubia region. The work traces thegradual shift in British attitudes towards the small central European states, from one of active engagement to disinterest and even hostility. Three case studies of British foreign policy in Vienna, Budapest, and Prague support the novel thesis that British involvement in central European affairswas terminated as a result of Austrian, Hungarian, and Czechoslovakian unwillingness to co-operate, and not simply because of economic and political pressures from Germany.

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This book emphasizes the key role played by Britain in restoring peace and stability in central Europe after the First World War. It focuses on the endeavours of British diplomats in the 1920s to promote political integration and economic co-operation in the Danubia region. The work traces thegradual shift in British attitudes towards ...

Gabor Batonyi is a Lecturer in History, University of Bradford.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198207484

ISBN - 13:9780198207481

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`Batonyi's ... diligent, carefully argued analysis of Britain's groping, hesitant, and ultimately timid approach to Austria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia show that Munich was no accident. ... Batonyi's analysis serves as a useful reminder that careful archival research can force historians toreconsider a very familiar issue - Munich - from an entirely different perspective. ... Batonyi's descriptions and analysis are valuable, forcing a reconsideration of traditional conceptions about the formation of interwar British foreign policy. His definition of the limits of British activity isstriking. ... Batonyi contributes new insights to our understanding of Britain's vacillating, awkward, ineffective policies toward Prague, Vienna, and Budapest from 1918 into the 1930's'Samuel R. Williamson, Jr, Journal of Modern History, Vol 72, No 4, Dec 2000.