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  1. Generally useful introductory reading 2 items
    1. International History and International Relations - Andrew J. Williams, Amelia Hadfield, J. Simon Rofe 2012

      Book  Read chapters on ‘War’, ‘Peace’, ‘ Sovereignty’ and ‘Empire’ for relevant weeks. These are bibliographies raisonnées, mostly written by me, that examine the wealth of international historical literature on these topics and relate them to the study of IR. They can be used as a starting point to explore a great number of books and articles. Some of these are itemized below. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. N.B. 'Readings' are not intended to indicate ALL that you are supposed to read each week. The top TWO – THREE are what will get you into the discussion so try and read them, all of them available online.

  2. Week 1: Course Introduction 4 items
    1. History and International Relations - Andrew Williams 2017

      Article  The first lecture will explain the focus of the module, the assessment procedures, and also introduce the main themes. It would be very helpful if you could read this piece that I wrote to get some idea of the links that exist between International History and IR. I would also like ALL of you to do some preliminary reading for your coming work assignments.

    2. There will be NO TUTORIALS this week BUT there will be:

       

      Library meeting - to be shown what the Library has by way of primary materials, to get advice on different kinds of evidence and what may be available on-line and elsewhere in Scotland and the UK, etc. Follow the link below to view the library guide designed for this module.

    3. LibGuides: International History and International Relations

      Website  A number of direct link to the National Archives in London, the papers of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (‘Chatham House’), and a wealth of other material.

    4. Individual meetings - the idea is that you start to think about what you would like to write about in your ESSAYS. Be as inventive as you like at this stage, hence I advise you to start reading round possible subjects.

  3. Week 2: Key Themes in IR and IH: War 13 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read material down to chapter in Kaldor) 5 items
      1. International history and international relations - Andrew J. Williams, Amelia Hadfield, J. Simon Rofe 2012

        Book  Chapter 2, 'War'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. Brief scenes of Earl Haig's Funeral - British Pathé 1928

        Audio-visual document 

      3. If WWI was a bar fight - The Meta Picture

        Document  A bit of light relief.

      4. Ideas and the Study of War and Peace in Britain, 1850–2015 - Andrew Williams 2017

        Article  Not available via Library holdings. Available on MMS.

      5. The changing character of war - Azar Gat

        Chapter  Digitised. Try to also look at the introduction.

    2. Other Reading 8 items
      1. New & old wars - Kaldor, Mary 2006

        Book  Chapter 1, 'Introduction' (digitised).

      2. The sleepwalkers: how Europe went to war in 1914 - Christopher M. Clark 2013

        Book  Additional copy available at classmark D511.C537.

      3. 1759: the year Britain became master of the world - McLynn, F. J. 2004

        Book  Preface and introduction, pp. 1-22 (digitised). This has some surprising St Andrews resonance!

      4. The face of battle - John Keegan 1978

        Book 

      5. A history of warfare - John Keegan 2004

        Book 

      6. War in European history - Michael Eliot Howard 1976

        Book 

      7. War and the liberal conscience - Michael Eliot Howard 2008

        Book 

      8. The Cambridge history of war: Vol. 4: War and the modern world - Roger Chickering, Dennis E. Showalter, Hans J. Van de Ven 2012

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  4. Week 3: Case Study: Wars in the Middle East (esp. 1917 - 1947) 12 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read MMS material and Fawcett) 3 items
      1. Question of Palestine - United Nations

        Webpage  Various documents on The Status of Jerusalem, The Balfour Declaration etc.. All available on MMS, plus UN sites like this one.

      2. Life and death in an Ottoman Desert Hospital in WWI - Michael Talbot 2013

        Document  Interesting archaeological evidence. The scholar featured here was at St Andrews.

      3. International relations of the Middle East - Fawcett, Louise L'Estrange 2009

        Book  Part 1 ‘Historical Overview’, especially chapter 1, ‘'The Emergence of the Middle East in to the Modern State System', pp. 17 - 40 (digitised).

    2. Other Reading 9 items
  5. Week 4: Key Themes II: Peace 13 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read IHIR + online material) 4 items
      1. International history and international relations - Andrew J. Williams, Amelia Hadfield, J. Simon Rofe 2012

        Book  Chapter 3, 'Peace'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. I will also show a propaganda film (Imperial War Museum) during the lecture on the aftermath of war in Germany in 1946, 'A Defeated People'. What themes are there and how do they relate to current concerns in IR?

    2. Other Reading 9 items
      1. Anything by Ceadel, Martin, such as:

      2. Thinking about peace and war - Martin Ceadel 1989

        Book 

      3. Living the great illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967 - Martin Ceadel 2009

        Book  Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      4. Peace: a history of movements and ideas - David Cortright 2008

        Book  Chapter 1, pp. 1-19 (digitised).

      5. Philosophers of Peace and War: Kant, Clausewitz, Marx, Engles and Tolstoy - W. B. Gallie 1978 (electronic book)

        Book  Introduction, pp.1-7 (digitised).

  6. Week 5: Peace Case Study: The Balkan Wars of the 1910-14 and 1991-94 11 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read online material) 3 items
      1. The other Balkan wars: a 1913 Carnegie Endowment inquiry in retrospect - George F. Kennan 1993

        Book  Read 'Introduction: The Balkan Crises: 1913-1993'. First published in 1914.

      2. Also available online via Internet Archive:

    2. Other Reading 8 items
      1. War 1914: punishing the Serbs - Tim Coates 1999

        Book  Chapter 1 (digitised).

      2. Ring of steel: Germany and Austria-Hungary at war,1914-1918 - Alexander Watson 2014

        Book  Especially introduction and chapter 1 (digitised).

      3. To end a war - Richard C. Holbrooke 1998

        Book  Especially chapter on the lessons of history, the 'Rebecca West Effect', etc. Chapter 2, 'The Greatest Collective failure ...', pp. 21-33.

      4. Unfinest hour: Britain and the destruction of Bosnia - Brendan Simms 2002

        Book  Chapter 1, pp. 1-48 (digitised).

  7. Week 6: Key Themes III: Empire (esp. the decline of the British Empire) 9 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read chapter in IHIR + Joanna Lewis) 2 items
      1. International history and international relations - Andrew J. Williams, Amelia Hadfield, J. Simon Rofe 2012

        Book  Chapter 5, 'Empire'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Other Reading 7 items
      1. Fight or flight: Britain, France, and their roads from empire - Martin Thomas 2014

        Book  pp.1-10, 'Introducing Fight or Flight' (digitised).

      2. The empire project: the rise and fall of the British world-system, 1830-1970 - John Darwin 2011, c2009

        Book  Read 'Introduction: The Project of an Empire'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

  8. Week 7: Key Themes IV: States and Sovereignty 2 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read IHIR + Tilly) 2 items
      1. International history and international relations - Andrew J. Williams, Amelia Hadfield, J. Simon Rofe 2012

        Book  Chapters 4 and 7, 'Sovereignty' and 'Identity'. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

      2. The formation of national states in Western Europe - Charles Tilly 1975

        Book  pp. 3-81 (digitised).

  9. Week 8: Case Study: (New World?) Order 10 items
    1. Readings (ALL to read Williams, 2007, Watson, 1984 and Osiander, 1994) 3 items
      1. Failed imagination?: the Anglo-American new world order from Wilson to Bush - Andrew J. Williams 2007

        Book  Read 'Introduction' (digitised).

      2. The states system of Europe, 1640-1990: peacemaking and the conditions of international stability - Andreas Osiander 1994

        Book  Read 'General Remarks', pp.1-15. Available in the Library and as an e-book.

    2. Other Reading 7 items
      1. Approaches to world order - Robert W. Cox, Timothy J. Sinclair 1996

        Book 

      2. International orders - John A. Hall 1996

        Book 

      3. The rise and fall of world orders - Torbjørn L. Knutsen 1999

        Book 

  10. Week 9: Humiliation: The Ghosts of the Past 7 items
    1. Readings CHANGE [n.b. there are lots more references in the notes to these papers] Everyone to read: 3 items
      1. The French Rats and the Sinking Ship - J. R. Johnson 1944

        Article  A contemporary take on France’s humiliation of 1944 is not uncontroversial. (n.b. who was ‘C.L.R. James'?; what political tendency did he represent?; what is he talking about?)

    2. Other Reading 4 items
  11. Week 10: Charles de Gaulle, Military and Political Activist 1 item
    1. All to read: (on MMS, possibly also on line?) 1 item
  12. Week 11: Conclusions 1 item
    1. There are NO tutorials this week. But ALL to have individual discussions on Paper 2 if you have not already done so.

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