The International Thought Of Herbert Butterfield

Hardcover | March 15, 2007

EditorPaul Sharp

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Sir Herbert Butterfield was one of the leading British historians of the Twentieth Century . A diplomatic historian by training, he branched out into a variety of fields including historiography, the history of science and international theory. The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield brings together material from Butterfield's previously unpublished papers and a critical commentary from two leading Butterfield scholars: Paul Sharp and Karl Schweizer. They recover Butterfield's contribution to international thought, particularly his role as a founding member of the British Committee on the theory of international politics (also known as the English School).

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Sir Herbert Butterfield was one of the leading British historians of the Twentieth Century . A diplomatic historian by training, he branched out into a variety of fields including historiography, the history of science and international theory. The International Thought of Herbert Butterfield brings together material from Butterfield's...

KARL W. SCHWEIZER is Professor of History, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, USA. He has published numerous books on diplomatic history, including England, Prussia and the Seven Years War (1989); and War, Politics and Diplomacy (2001). Further publications include the Art of Diplomacy (1994); Francois de Callières: Diplomat ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:March 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001661

ISBN - 13:9780230001664

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Table of Contents

Introduction * SECTION I: DIPLOMATIC HISTORY* Introduction * In Defense of Diplomatic History * Prussia's Attempt to Make Separate Peace with Napoleon after Jena * Austrian Policy and the Austrian Attempt to Bring About Peace *Crowe's Memorandum of January 1, 1907 * Sir Edward Grey in July 1914 * SECTION II: FAITH AND ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS * Introduction * Christianity and Human Problems * Human Nature and Human Culpability * Morality and Human Progress * Moral Judgments in History * The Moral Framework of International Relations * SECTION III: INTERNATIONAL THEORY * Introduction * Notes for a Discussion of the Theory of International Politics * The Great Powers * The Historic 'States-Systems' * Comments on Hedley Bull's Paper on the Grotian Conception of International Relations * SECTION IV: DIPLOMACY * Introduction * The Development of Diplomacy * The New Diplomacy and Historical Diplomacy * The Changing Moral Framework * The Balance of Power * Conclusion