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Trading with the enemy

Trading with the enemy
Britain, France, and the 18th-century quest for a peaceful world order

  • ISBN: 9780300253566
  • Editorial: Yale University Press
  • Lugar de la edición: New Haven. Estados Unidos de Norteamérica
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 374
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Britain and France waged war eight times in the century following the Glorious Revolution, a mutual antagonism long regarded as a “Second Hundred Years’ War.” Yet officials on both sides also initiated ententes, free trade schemes, and colonial bargains intended to avert future conflict. What drove this quest for a more peaceful order?

In this highly original account, John Shovlin reveals the extent to which Britain and France sought to divert their rivalry away from war and into commercial competition. The two powers worked to end future conflict over trade in Spanish America, the Caribbean, and India, and imagined forms of empire-building that would be more collaborative than competitive. They negotiated to cut cross-channel tariffs, recognizing that free trade could foster national power while muting enmity. This account shows that eighteenth-century capitalism drove not only repeated wars and overseas imperialism but spurred political leaders to strive for global stability.

1 TRADE TALKS Peace Protection and the Rise of Free Trade
2 A SYSTEM OF COLLECTIVE RESTRAINT Spanish America Freedom of Trade and the Problem of the South Sea Company
3 TO KEEP THE EUROPEAN PEACE John Laws Financial Revolution and Its Legacy
4 AN ELUSIVE BALANCE The Long Peace and the Problem of Uneven Development
5 MADE IN AMERICA Free Trade and the Crisis of Empire
6 SECURITY CARTEL The FrancoBritish Pursuit of a Permanent Peace in India


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