The French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898-1914

Hardcover | December 1, 1990

byM. B. Hayne

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This is the first full scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry - the Quai d'Orsay - in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. In an intensively researched study, M. B. Hayne examines the bureaucratic machinery of the Quai d'Orsay, its policies, and itspersonnel. He explores the ideas and influence of leading diplomats and administrators, their prejudices, and their aims; and traces the often complex relationships between successive Foreign Ministers and the functionaries of the Quai d'Orsay. His analysis throws much new light on French policy andactions during the July Crisis, and makes a significant contribution to the debate over the origins of the First World War.

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This is the first full scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry - the Quai d'Orsay - in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. In an intensively researched study, M. B. Hayne examines the bureaucratic machinery of the Quai d'Orsay, its policies, and itspersonnel. He explores the ideas and influence of lea...

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This is the first full scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry - the Quai d'Orsay - in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. In this intensively researched study, M. B. Hayne examines the bureaucratic machinery of the Quai d'Orsay, its policies, and its personnel. He explores the ideas and influence of ...

M. B. Hayne is at University of New England.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.98 inPublished:December 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198202709

ISBN - 13:9780198202707

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`It is based on an impressive examination of French and some British private papers...Hayne's book is a kind micro-"bureaucratic politics" approach....Hayne's work is a veritable encyclopedia of personalities in the Quai d'Orsay before the First World. It will be of use to historians of Frenchforeign policy before and after 1914, because apart from personalities, Hayne's work recalls the continuity in French diplomacy before and after the First World War.'Canadian Journal of History