Title:Foreign Office and Foreign Policy, 1898-1914. First Edition in dustjacket
Publisher:  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1969, 1969
Seller ID: 110522
STEINER, Zara S. The Foreign Office and Foreign Policy, 1898-1914. Cambridge : At the University Press, 1969. First Edition. Pp (4),v-xii,1-262,(2), frontispiece + 8 pp plates. Index. 8vo, grey cloth, gilt lettering to maroon panel to spine, top edge dyed red.
"A study of the Foreign Office at a decisive period in its history. It tells how a secretarial department, archaic in tone and manner, developed into a major department of state.
The personalities, cast of mind ana political stance of the men who staffed the Foreign Office, the foreign secretaries and their permanent officials, form the focus of the book. Thomas Sanderson, Charles Hardinge, Arthur Nicolson, William Tyrrell and Eyre Crowe (one of the most fascinating figures in the history of foreign affairs) are the leading characters. Mrs Steiner also examines some of the outside forces which shaped policy and created the climate of feeling and opinion in which Whitehall operated.
Though primarily a work of administrative history, her book is also an important contribution to the study of British foreign policy in the period immediately before the First World War." (from the dj).
Contents : 1. The Old Foreign Office : The Background of History; Bureaucracy and Recruitment;; Lord Salisbury's last administration; Note on Sir Percy Anderson and Clement Hill.
2. Transition and Reform, 1901-1905 : Lord Lansdowne takes over; New men and new ways.
3. Power and Perplexities, 1905-1914 : Sir Edward Grey in Whitehall; Hardinge's Regime, 1906-1910; Arthur Nicolson's permanent under-secretaryship; The July crisis; Administration under stress.
4. The World Outside ;The Diplomats; The Press; Parliament; The Crown.
5. The End of the Old Order. With Appendices, bibliography and index.
Several entries for Newfoundland in the index.
Much on British relations with Germany, Russia, China, &c.
Discreet personal Inkstamp on flyleaf, else very good in price-clipped dustjacket. 70.00