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Fisher, John 1968-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 97 publications in 2 languages and 3,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DS63.2.G7, 327.56041
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Fisher
On the fringes of diplomacy : influences on British foreign policy, 1800-1945 by John Fisher( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The invisible politician : Mary Derby and the Eastern crisis / John Charmley and Jennifer Davey -- Diplomacy and the fourth estate : the role of the press in British foreign policy / David Brown -- "He interviews the ambassadors" : Alfred de Rothschild, high finance, and high politics in Victorian and Edwardian Britain / T.G. Otte -- Services rendered : Arminius Vambéry and British diplomacy / Keith Hamilton -- The double agent's tale : Vincent Kraft and Anglo-Japanese relations, 1915-18 / Antony Best -- Writers, the clergy, and the "diplomatization" of culture : sub-structures of Anglo-American diplomacy, 1820-1914 / Melanie Hall and Erik Goldstein -- "An eagle whose wings are not always easy to clip" : Walter Burton Harris / John Fisher -- Gunboats, independence movements and war : three incidents involving missionaries on the fringes of diplomacy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Hamish Ion -- The cultural diplomacy of Sir James Rennell Rodd / Saho Matsumoto-Best -- Diplomatic light and shade : Sir Eric Phipps and Anglo-French relations, 1922-1928 / Gaynor Johnson -- "An excellent conning-tower" : John Buchan on the fringes of diplomacy / Keith Neilson -- "Miserably kept running in low gear" : Lord Lloyd at the periphery of politics and diplomacy, 1930 to 1940 / Louise Atherton
The Paris Peace Conference, 1919 : peace without victory? by M. L Dockrill( Book )

18 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume, written by leading historians and a former British foreign secretary, survey the strategy, politics and personalities of British peacemaking in 1919. Many of the intractable problems faced by negotiators are studied in this volume. Neglected issues, including nascent British commercial interests in Central Europe and attitudes towards Russia are covered, along with important reassessments of the viability of the Versailles treaty, reparations, appeasement, and the long-term effects of the settlement. This collection is a compelling and resonant addition to revisionis
Curzon and British imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-19 by John Fisher( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the acquisitive thinking that, from autumn 1914, nourished the Mesopotamian Expedition and examines the political issues, international and imperial, that were delegated to a War Cabinet Committee under Lord Curzon. The author studies the motives of Curzon and others in attempting to obtain a privileged position for Britain in the Hejaz in the context of inter-Allied suspicions and Turkish intrigues in the Arabian Peninsula."--Jacket
British diplomacy and the descent into chaos : the career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19 by John Fisher( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the diplomatic career of Jack Garnett, who managed Britain's various overseas interests from 1902 to 1919
The Foreign Office, commerce and British foreign policy in the twentieth century by John Fisher( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the interface of the British Foreign Office, foreign policy and commerce in the twentieth century. Two related questions are considered: what did the Foreign Office do to support British commerce, and how did commerce influence British foreign policy? The editors of this work collect a range of case studies that explore the attitude of the Foreign Office towards commerce and trade promotion, against the backdrop of a century of relative economic decline, while also considering the role of British diplomats in creating markets and supporting UK firms. This highly researched and detailed examination is designed for readers aiming to comprehend the role that commerce played in Britains foreign relations, in a century when trade and commerce have become an inseparable element in foreign and security policies
Gentleman spies : intelligence agents in the British empire and beyond by John Fisher( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Before the First World War, Britain, then the foremost global 'superpower', was locked in a struggle to retain her colonial possessions. Conflict loomed, too, in the East, where rival nations - Germany, Russia, Turkey and even America - jockeyed for influence. The situation was deeply unstable, with terrorists and extreme nationalists adding to the Government's concerns." "As the war bogged down on the Western Front, obtaining accurate, up-to-the-minute information became vital. Britain's diplomatic corps joined forces with the Admiralty and the War Office to create the special foreign intelligence bureau, SIS, which later evolved as MI6. Tasked with securing the loyalty of regional factions, officials focused especially on damping down the fires of Muslim resurgence. Intrepid young adventurers, enthused by the tales of G.A. Henty and John Buchan, were secretly despatched to gather information from the remotest parts of Empire." "Much of the world was still a no-go area to westerners, and travel in those inhospitable mountain passes, jungle tracks and teeming souks was fraught with every kind of danger. Shifts in Government policy might leave an agent exposed, but his very existence would be denied. Yet the 'stiff upper lip' or a cunning disguise usually won through." "Complete with desert caravanserais, snowbound border crossings and a wayward Model-A Ford called Zobeida, this account sees John Fisher contrast the political intrigues of the time with the true-life, Boy's Own adventures of those 'butterfly collectors', linguists and loners who, long before satellite phones, were the West's eyes and ears: our Gentleman Spies."--Jacket
Outskirts of empire : studies in British power projection by John Fisher( )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates the substructure of Britain's interests in the Near East and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Essays address themes in British power projection in a geographically wide area and highlight the network of Britons required to sustain the British presence in the Near East"--
Religion and diplomacy : religion and British foreign policy, 1815 to 1941( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British consular representation in Morocco, 1912-24 : 'a question of pounds, shillings and pence' by John Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

British forward defence in Asia after World War I by John Fisher( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Paris peace conference, 1919 peace without victory? by M. L Dockrill( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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On the fringes of diplomacy : influences on British foreign policy, 1800-1945
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The Paris Peace Conference, 1919 : peace without victory?Curzon and British imperialism in the Middle East, 1916-19British diplomacy and the descent into chaos : the career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19The Foreign Office, commerce and British foreign policy in the twentieth centuryOutskirts of empire : studies in British power projectionReligion and diplomacy : religion and British foreign policy, 1815 to 1941
Alternative Names
John Fisher

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Languages
English (96)

German (1)