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The French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898-1914 M.B. Hayne

The French Foreign Office and the Origins of the First World War, 1898-1914

M.B. Hayne

Published October 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780198202707
Hardcover
464 pages
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This is the first full scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry--the Quai dOrsay--in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. In an intensively researched study, M. B. Hayne examines the bureaucratic machinery of theMoreThis is the first full scholarly history of the French Foreign Ministry--the Quai dOrsay--in the years between the Fashoda Crisis and the First World War. In an intensively researched study, M. B. Hayne examines the bureaucratic machinery of the Quai dOrsay, its policies, and its personnel. He explores the ideas and influence of leading diplomats and administrators, their prejudices, and their aims- and traces the often complex relationships between successive Foreign Ministers and the functionaries of the Quai dOrsay. His analysis throws much new light on French policy and actions during the July Crisis, and makes a significant contribution to the debate over the origins of the First World War.