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The French Correspondence of James, 1st Earl Waldegrave (1684-1741)

Studies in British History S. v. 38

By (author) Rex A. Barrell
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 1996
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773490736
ISBN-13: 9780773490734
Barcode No: 9780773490734
Synopsis
This edition contains over 100 previously unpublished letters written in French to or by James, 1st Earl Waldegrave, who held the post of British Ambassador to France from 1730 to 1740. It provides insight into a transition period in France, a time of intellectual, social and political ferment marked by unstable relations between the major powers. The text may form the basis for a full study of Waldegrave's contribution to Anglo-French relations in the first half of the 18th century. Letters are printed in French, annotations accompany them in English.

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