The history of Great Britain's foreign policy: textbook
|Author:||Kapitonova N., Romanova E.|
This is the first textbook in Russian historiography to dedicate itself to the evolution of Britain's foreign policy from the early new era when the traditions of European balance of power politics and trade and colonial expansion were being forged, right up to the second decade of XXI century. This work traces the change in Britain's position in international relations; her development into a potent world power with a global breadth of interests and the struggle to maintain this status on the backdrop of increasing competition on the international arena in XX century; and her consequent drop from the category “great powers” to “moderate powers of the first degree”.
A central position in the examination is held by the analysis of the main direction in Britain's foreign policy – transatlantic, European, colonial empire transformed into the Commonwealth, and also East-West relations, in which Britain always played one of the leading roles.
At the heart of the work – a solidification of the longstanding experience in teaching of the authors who lectured, over a long period of time, corresponding courses in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and the history faculty of the Lomonosov Moscow State University – lies the study of archives as well as native and foreign sources.
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