Britain, Russia, and the Armed Neutrality of 1780 : Sir James Harris's Mission to St. Petersburg during the American Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket

By: de MADARIAGA, Isabel BEMIS, Samuel Flagg

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de MADARIAGA, Isabel. Britain, Russia, and the Armed Neutrality of 1780 : Sir James Harris's Mission to St. Petersburg during the American Revolution.With a Foreword by Samuel Flagg Bemis. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1962. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xiv,(4),3-496,+ 4 pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Isabel de Madariaga (b. August 27, 1919, Glasgow, Scotland - d. June 16, 2014, London) "Within the framework of an accountof the mission of Sir James Harris to Russia in the years 1777-1783, Isabe l de Madariaga has written a detailed and penetrating history of the European aspects of the diplomacy of the American Revolution. At the heart of thenarrative lie three basic themes: the efforts of Britain to negotiate an a lliance with Russia against France, the formulation of Catherine II's policy of armed neutrality and the impact of this policy o Britain's efforts to hold on to the American colonies. The author's interpretation is broadly conceived, taking into consideration not only the personalities and interestsof the principal actors, Britain and Russia, but also of France, Austria, Prussia, the Dutch, and the Scandinavian states. With objectivity and insight Miss de Madariaga shows how the many conflicting interests of the various states involved interacted to produce the balance of forces in Europe which gave the American colonies the opportunity to gain their independence." (from the dj). Contents : Foreword (by Samuel FJagg Bemis); Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The War of the Bavarian Succession. 3. The War at Sea. 4. Harris's Personal Diplomacy. 5. The Third Attempt to Win Russia. 6. The Leagueof Armed Neutrality (1). 7. he League of Armed Neutrality (2). 8. The Impa ct of the Armed Neutrality on Britain, 9. Imperial Interlude: The Dutch Accession to the Armed Neutralit. 10. The Order of Minorca: Catheriine Receives Harris. 11. The Austro-Russian Mediation. 12. Russia Refuses Minorca: TheDutch Mediation. 13. The Imperial Mediation Resumed. 14. The Duch Mediatio n Resumed. 15. The Effectiveness of the Armed Neutrality. 16. Fox's ForeignPolicy. 17. The End of a Mission. 18. Conclusi. Appendix: The Origin of th e Armed Neutrality in Historical Literature. Vert good in unclipped dustjacket. 70.00

Title: Britain, Russia, and the Armed Neutrality of 1780 : Sir James Harris's Mission to St. Petersburg during the American Revolution. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: de MADARIAGA, Isabel BEMIS, Samuel Flagg

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Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven, 1962,:

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Keywords: GREAT BRITAIN RUSSIA RUSSIAN AMERICAN REVOLUTION DIPLOMACY,