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The Paris Peace Conference, 1919 : Peace without Victory? - Michael L. Dockrill

The Paris Peace Conference, 1919

Peace without Victory?

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The essays in this volume, written by leading historians and a former British foreign secretary, survey the strategy, politics and personalities of British peacemaking in 1919. Many of the intractable problems faced by negotiators are studied in this volume. Neglected issues, including nascent British commercial interests in Central Europe and attitudes towards Russia are covered, along with important reassessments of the viability of the Versailles treaty, reparations, appeasement, and the long-term effects of the settlement. This collection is a compelling and resonant addition to revisionist studies of the "Peace to End Peace" and essential reading for those interested in international history.

'...the book is exceptionally good...a fine contribution to scholarship...one that deserves to be read widely.' - G.H. Bennett, International History Review

Notes On The Contributorsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
The Rise and Fall of Morality in Peace Makingp. 7
The Treaty of Versailles Revisitedp. 13
Holding Up the Flag of Britain . . . with Sustained Vigour and Brilliance or 'Sowing the Seeds of European Disaster'? Lloyd George and Balfour at the Paris Peace Conferencep. 35
'Appeasement' at the Paris Peace Conferencep. 51
'That Elusive Entity British Policy in Russia': the Impact of Russia on British Policy at the Paris Peace Conferencep. 67
The Treaty of Versailles, 'Never Again' and Appeasementp. 103
Missions Impossible: General Smuts, Sir George Clerk and British Diplomacy in Central Europe in 1919p. 115
The Eastern Question: the Last Phasep. 141
New Diplomacy and Old: a Reassessment of British Conceptions of a League of Nations, 1918-20p. 157
Before Gooch and Temperley: the Contributions of Austen Chamberlain and J.W. Headlam-Morley Towards 'Instructing the Mass of the Public', 1912-26p. 175
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780333776308
ISBN-10: 0333776305
Series: Studies in Military and Strategic History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 197
Published: 3rd August 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 1