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The Resource Lord Lyons : a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war, Brian Jenkins, (electronic resource)

Lord Lyons : a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war, Brian Jenkins, (electronic resource)

Label
Lord Lyons : a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war
Title
Lord Lyons
Title remainder
a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war
Statement of responsibility
Brian Jenkins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The British ambassador in Washington during the US Civil War and ambassador in Paris before and after the Franco-Prussian war, Lord Lyons (1817-1887) was one of the most important diplomats of the Victorian period. Although frequently featured in histories of the United States and Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century, and in discussions and analyses of British foreign policy, he has remained an ill-defined figure. In Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and War, Brian Jenkins explains the man and examines his career. Based on a staggering study of primary sources, he presents a convincing portrait of a subject who rarely revealed himself personally. Though he avoided publicity, Lyons came to be regarded as his nation's premier diplomat as his career took him to the heart of the great international issues and crises of his generation. As minister to the United States he played a vital role in preserving Anglo-American peace and was a powerful voice opposing Anglo-French intervention in the Civil War. While ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, he helped to prevent French control of the Suez Canal then under construction. In France, he maintained an amiable and constructive relationship with a bitter nation struggling to reorganize itself and its constitution after the Franco-Prussian War. For many historians Lord Lyons has been difficult to ignore but hard to admire. In rescuing him as a truly important historical figure, Jenkins details for the first time the personal and public strategies Lyons employed through decades of exemplary diplomatic service on both sides of the Atlantic. -- Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jenkins, Brian
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lyons, Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons
  • Diplomats
  • Diplomatic and consular service, British
  • Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Lord Lyons : a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war, Brian Jenkins, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-525) and index
Contents
Preface -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Beginnings -- Rome -- Envoy extraordinary and minister Plenipotentiary -- The United States -- The Disunited States -- The American Civil War -- Crisis -- Intervention? -- Marking time -- Ambassador to the sublime Porte -- To the diplomatic summit -- Ambassador to a liberlizing empire -- The fall of the second empire -- Monarchy or republic? -- The third republic -- Endings -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ssj0001455502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 541 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780773544093
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2015376189
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001455502
Label
Lord Lyons : a diplomat in an age of nationalism and war, Brian Jenkins, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-525) and index
Contents
Preface -- Illustrations -- Introduction -- Beginnings -- Rome -- Envoy extraordinary and minister Plenipotentiary -- The United States -- The Disunited States -- The American Civil War -- Crisis -- Intervention? -- Marking time -- Ambassador to the sublime Porte -- To the diplomatic summit -- Ambassador to a liberlizing empire -- The fall of the second empire -- Monarchy or republic? -- The third republic -- Endings -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ssj0001455502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 541 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780773544093
Isbn Type
(bound)
Lccn
2015376189
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001455502

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