The Conservative Party And Anglo-german Relations, 1905-1914

Hardcover | May 11, 2007

byF. Mcdonough

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The first ever major study examining of the views of the Conservative Party towards the key aspects of Anglo-German relations from 1905 to 1914. Drawing on a wide variety of original sources, it examines the Conservative response to the German threat, and argues that the response of the Conservative Party towards Germany showed a marked absence of open hostility towards Germany. Overall, this important new study provides a powerful and overdue corrective to the traditional depiction of the Conservative Party in opposition as 'Scaremongers' and the chief source of Germanophobic views among the British political parties.

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The first ever major study examining of the views of the Conservative Party towards the key aspects of Anglo-German relations from 1905 to 1914. Drawing on a wide variety of original sources, it examines the Conservative response to the German threat, and argues that the response of the Conservative Party towards Germany showed a marke...

FRANK MCDONOUGH was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, UK, and is currently Reader in International History at Liverpool John Moores University. He has published many books on Twentieth century Anglo-German relations, international history and the history of Nazi Germany.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230517110

ISBN - 13:9780230517110

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Table of Contents

Preface * Introduction * The Nature and Organisation of Conservative Foreign and Defence questions at Westminster * Leadership (1): A.J.Balfour and Anglo-German Relations * Leadership (2): Andrew Bonar Law and Anglo-German Relations * The Views of the Conservative Party at Westminster towards Anglo-German Relations, 1905-1914 * The Role of the German Threat in the propaganda and electioneering tactics of the Conservative Party at the two General Elections of 1910 * Extra Parliamentary Pressure Groups and Germany * The Conservative Party and the Decision for War in 1914 * Conclusion * The Key Characters * Bibliography