Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Trading with the Enemy – Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order - Yale Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Trading with the Enemy: Britain, France, and the 18th-Century Quest for a Peaceful World Order

John Shovlin

Abstract

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? This book 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 empi ... More

Keywords: Great Britain, France, Glorious Revolution, commercial competition, trade conflict, cross-channel tariffs, free trade, eighteenth-century capitalism, overseas imperialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780300253566
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300253566.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Shovlin, author
New York University