British Foreign Policy and the Crimean War A Study in Uncoordinated Diplomacy

Date of Award

Spring 5-1989

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Political Science & Geography

Program/Concentration

Graduate Program in International studies

Committee Director

Darwin F. Bostick

Committee Member

Lorraine M. Lees

Committee Member

Philip S. Gillette

Call Number for Print

Special Collections LD4331.I45 K45

Abstract

This thesis is an examination of British Crimean War diplomacy. Under analysis is the pre-war era (1844-1853) and the war years (1854-1856). Intense diplomatic negotiations were in progress during most of the period immediately preceding and during the Crimean War. The diplomatic efforts to avoid war as well as negotiations to resolve the conflict were protracted and extremely complex.

This study is designed to examine British policy by focusing on what often characterized British efforts prior to, and during, the Crimean War: uncoordinated diplomacy. Although the British clearly wanted to avoid this war and to hasten its conclusion once fighting commenced, their diplomacy was extremely inconsistent. The primary goal of this study is to shed a little more light on an aspect of Crimean War diplomacy that has not by itself been sufficiently addressed.

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DOI

10.25777/vt8t-nc71

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