Studies in Eighteenth-Century Diplomacy, 1740-1748

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CONTENTS
CHAPTER I THE SO-CALLED TREATY OF HANAU, 1743
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Increased British energy in the war under Carteret -- Treaty of Breslau --French and Bavarian disasters secure Maria Theresa's succession--Causes of continuance of war: (1) Maria Theresa wants an equivalent for Silesia; (2) She desires to humiliate Charles VII; (3) Aims of Elizabeth Farnese in Italy--Anglo-Prussian attempt to mediate between Charles VII and Maria Theresa--After Dettingen Charles VII appeals to England alone--William of Hesse acts for him -- Proffered Bavarian terms at Hanau --Carteret drafts a project of peace and a project of assurance-- William of Hesse prepared to accept --Carteret sends both documents to England--Hostile criticism by English Ministers--Carteret drops both projects -- Chagrin of William of Hesse --Anger of Frederick II both with proceedings at Hanau and with their failure-- Hanau controversy in 1744 --Fall of Carteret. - - 1-30
CHAPTER II THE TREATY OF WORMS, 13 SEPTEMBER, 1743
Triangular diplomacy between London, Vienna, and Turin--Difficulty of tracing it --Importance of the negotiation--Austria resents English attachment to Sardinia--Italian war between Austria and Spain -- Spanish claim to Austrian succession --Establishment for Don Philip--Spanish overtures to Sardinia --Policy of Charles Emmanuel--Austrian overtures to Turin -- Terms of the two States --Spanish force lands in Italy -- Charles Emmanuel determined to oppose Spain --Convention of Turin--Its unconventional character -- Failure of Spanish advance on Lombardy --Carteret undertakes to promote a treaty between Austria and Sardinia--England pays a subsidy to Sardinia --Communications between Vienna and Turin pass through London--Sardinian demands --Draft treaty drawn up in London--Hostile reception at Vienna --Sardinia refuses aid against Naples--Spaniards in Savoy --Renewed attack on Lombardy repulsed--English mediation between Austria and Sardinia

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