British Diplomacy and the Descent into Chaos: The Career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19

Hardcover | January 15, 2012

byJohn Fisher

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Recreating the diplomatic career of Jack Garnett, from 1902-1919, John Fisher reveals a fascinating individual as well as contextualizing his story with regard to British policy in the countries to which he was posted in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, during a period of rapid change in international politics and in Britain's world role.

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Recreating the diplomatic career of Jack Garnett, from 1902-1919, John Fisher reveals a fascinating individual as well as contextualizing his story with regard to British policy in the countries to which he was posted in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, during a period of rapid change in international politics and in Britain's w...

JOHN FISHERteaches History at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His previous books include Curzon and British Imperialism in the Middle East (1999), and Gentleman Spies (2002), and he has also co-edited several books and written many journal articles.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.68 × 5.7 × 1.02 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348971

ISBN - 13:9780230348974

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Constantinople: 'a very wonderful place'
Like a Plant Uprooted: Life in Peking
'People who squeeze and people who may be squeezed': Across Mongolia, 1908
Bucharest and St. Petersburg
Teheran 1911-14 - 'into the vortex'
London, Sophia and Athens, and the 'episode of the floating bag'
Tangier - 'a confusion of the East and the West'
A 'hardly used genus': First Secretary in Buenos Aires
A Climacteric
Epilogue
Bibliography
Index