Threatening Europe

Britain and the Creation of the European Community, 1955–58

  • James Ellison

Part of the Contemporary History in Context Series book series (CHIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. James Ellison
      Pages 1-10
  3. From Counter-Initiative to Free Trade Area, June 1955-December 1956

  4. Waiting Game, January–October 1957

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. James Ellison
      Pages 95-128
    3. James Ellison
      Pages 129-150
  5. The Maudling Committee Negotiations, October 1957–December 1958

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. James Ellison
      Pages 177-197
  6. Conclusion: Threatening Europe

    1. James Ellison
      Pages 221-241
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 242-310

About this book


This book is the first to concentrate on the British attempt to place the EEC within a larger Free Trade Area. It is also the first to use recently released records to examine the Foreign Office's Grand Design for political co-operation in Europe. Its main focus is Anglo-European diplomacy, yet it deals with wider international relations and the Cold War. The book therefore extends the debate by presenting a full historical analysis of Britain's response to the creation of the European Community.


cold war community crisis diplomacy Europe international relations war

Authors and affiliations

  • James Ellison
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of History Queen Mary and Westfield CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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