International Relations and the European Atlantic World, 1660-1830
Demonstrating the centrality of international relations to global developments, this new series offers a platform for the publication of scholarly research based upon a variety of historical approaches and contrasting geographical and chronological perspectives. It includes not only traditional archive-based studies but also more conceptual works drawing on the perspectives of International Relations theory, in order to encourage a rethinking of the subject and thus of approaches to global history.
Covering the long-eighteenth century, it will draw together studies from a variety of historically based disciplines (cultural, political, literary, visual and military) to explore subjects fundamental to the political, economic and cultural development of the Atlantic world. In particular, it will underline the fundamental role of the Atlantic Ocean acting as conduit for ideas and exchange, both within Europe and on a global scale. Books in the series will further understanding of how theory and practice of European international relations related to the wider world, and how diplomacy actually functioned in a rapidly changing political environment. The relationship between policy and strategy in the European Atlantic system, the role of commerce - both as business and ideology - will all be covered, with specific reference to the great events of the period including Anglo-French relations, the French and American revolutions, developing notions of colonialism and imperialism, and the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath.