The Resource From empire to international commonwealth : a biography ofLionel Curtis, Deborah Lavin

From empire to international commonwealth : a biography ofLionel Curtis, Deborah Lavin

Label
From empire to international commonwealth : a biography ofLionel Curtis
Title
From empire to international commonwealth
Title remainder
a biography ofLionel Curtis
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Lavin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • He founded the Round Table think-tank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, and the Oxford Society. He lobbied indefatigably for his vision of the Commonwealth as a new world order, to be more effective than the League of Nations in making wars obsolete. In the process, he exasperated nationalists and imperialists alike as a prophet of apparently lost causes. He deserves to be remembered not only for what he achieved but for what he was: the bore who never lost a friend; the optimist who stuck to his belief when all was lost; the third-class scholar who became a Fellow of All Souls; the visionary riding his hobby-horse into the drawing rooms of high political society and yet invited affectionately to return. The remarkable character of the man and the influence he exerted on the history of the Empire and Commonwealth are explored in this authoritative biography
  • Lionel Curtis C.H. once counted among the great and good, working behind the scenes of international politics and honoured as the 'pioneer of a great idea' - international federation as the natural successor to empire. He advocated federation as the way to create a new South Africa after the Boer War; he called for self-government in India in 1912; in 1921 he was instrumental in attempting to pacify the Irish Troubles by treating Eire as if it were a self-governing Commonwealth Dominion. He went on to preach the conversion of the Empire-Commonwealth into a multinational federation, which, in association with the United States, would serve as a model for a united Europe, and even for world government
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
941.082
Index
index present
LC call number
DA17.C87
LC item number
L38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
From empire to international commonwealth : a biography ofLionel Curtis, Deborah Lavin
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-349) and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn604513776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 373 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191671623
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b37501288
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)604513776
  • oso0191671622
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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