The brief bibliography that follows is designed merely to introduce the lay reader to the more interesting and important books on recent aspects of European diplomacy; it makes no pretence of giving a complete list of authorities. An effort has been made to select books which are easy of access and, so far as possible, books published in English are preferred.
There is no book in English that covers fully the general diplomatic history of Europe from 1870 to the present time. For the most important aspects of international relations the general histories may be consulted; see especially, The Cambridge Modern History, Vol. XII; Hazen, Europe since 1815; Hawkesworth, The Last Century in Europe; Seignobos, History of Contemporary Europe; Rose, The Development of the European Nations; Andrews, Contemporary Europe, Asia, and Africa; Gooch, History of our Time. The annuals published in the different countries give a résumé of the most significant events, year by year; the most important are the Annual Register; Viallate, La Vie politique dans les deux mondes; Schiemann, Deutschland und die grosse Politik. See also Driault, Le Monde actuel ( 1909). Books of especial value on general diplomatic history are, Debidour, Histoire diplomatique; Tardieu, France and the Alliances; Fullerton, Problems of Power; Reventlow, Deutschlands auswärtige Politik; and Rose, The Origins of the War. For the estab