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British Policy towards Tunis (1830-1881)

Abstract : Written through the extended study of the British official documents deposited in the archives and the personal papers of Gladstone and Granville, this thesis explains the difference between the objectives of the British and the French in Tunisia While French interests in Algeria and the Mediterranean basin in general led to expansion towards the East, British interest was to preserve Tunisia's position as a semi-autonomous part of the Ottoman Empire, or At least to maintain the status quo without there being any conflict with France which became impossible after the congress of Berlin in 1878. This thesis has never been published but will be followed by the publication of a series of articles "Les tentatives anglaises de pénétration économique en Tunisie (1856-1877)", Revue Historique, juillet-septembre 1955, p. 48-67. "Les Libéraux anglais et la question tunisienne (1880-1881)", Cahiers de Tunisie, 11, 3e trimestre 1955, p. 422-465. "Salisbury and The Tunisian question”, Saint Antony’s Papers, 1961, p. 101-138. "La France, la Grande-Bretagne et le problème de la réforme à Tunis (1855-1857)", Mélanges Charles-André Julien, Publications de la Faculté de Lettres et Sciences Humaines de Paris, Série Études et Méthodes, n° 1, 1964, p. 139-164.
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André Raymond. British Policy towards Tunis (1830-1881). History. University of Oxford, 1953. English. ⟨NNT : ⟩. ⟨tel-01402235⟩



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