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The forward view: Austen Henry Layard and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877 (2020)
Journal Article
Fisher, J. (2020). The forward view: Austen Henry Layard and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877. The Maghreb review. Majallat al-Maghrib, 45(3),

As British Ambassador at Constantinople during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, Austen Henry Layard was the proverbial ‘man on the spot’: an emissary, on the fringes of empire, entrusted to defend Britain’s informal empire in the Near East. Layard’s fo... Read More about The forward view: Austen Henry Layard and the Russo-Turkish War of 1877.

Our Man in Fez: James MacIver Macleod (2019)
Journal Article
Fisher, J. (2019). Our Man in Fez: James MacIver Macleod. The Maghreb review. Majallat al-Maghrib, 44(3), 291-324

This article will illustrate several facets of MacLeod’s career. First, it will consider his appointment and the years immediately afterwards, when he struggled to gain recognition of his status from the Makhzen, the Moroccan government. Second, it w... Read More about Our Man in Fez: James MacIver Macleod.

Outskirts of Empire: Studies in British Power Projection (2018)
Book
Fisher, J. N. (2018). Outskirts of Empire: Studies in British Power Projection. (1). Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351042703

Essays address themes in British power projection in a geographically wide area encompassing parts of the Ottoman Empire, Morocco and Abyssinia, illuminating interlinking elements of Britain’s power and presence through commerce, religion, consular a... Read More about Outskirts of Empire: Studies in British Power Projection.

The de Bunsen mission to South America, 1918 (2017)
Book Chapter
Fisher, J. (2017). The de Bunsen mission to South America, 1918. In J. Fisher, E. Pedaliu, & R. Smith (Eds.), The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (89-114). London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46581-8_4

On 21 April 1918, a special mission left Devonport on board HMS Arlanza, bound for South America. Its aims were threefold. First, it would offer thanks to countries which had either actively sided with the Allies in the First World War or otherwise s... Read More about The de Bunsen mission to South America, 1918.

The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century (2016)
Book
(2016). J. Fisher, E. G. H. Pedaliu, & R. Smith (Eds.), The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century. London: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46581-8

This book addresses the interface of the British Foreign Office, foreign policy and commerce in the twentieth century. Two related questions are considered: what did the Foreign Office do to support British commerce, and how did commerce influence Br... Read More about The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the Twentieth Century.

The impact of military service on the British Foreign Office and Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1914-8 (2012)
Journal Article
Fisher, J. (2012). The impact of military service on the British Foreign Office and Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1914-8. International History Review, 34(3), 431-448. https://doi.org/10.1080/07075332.2012.675211

This article examines the interface of military service and the Foreign Office and Diplomatic and Consular Services during the First World War. That convergence encompassed efforts by those institutions to respond in a patriotic spirit to demands for... Read More about The impact of military service on the British Foreign Office and Diplomatic and Consular Services, 1914-8.

British diplomacy and the descent into chaos: The career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19 (2011)
Book
Fisher, J. (2011). British diplomacy and the descent into chaos: The career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19. Palgrave Macmillan

In his diplomatic career, from 1902–19, Jack Garnett served widely overseas during a period of dramatic change in international politics and in Britain's role on the world stage. In this book, John Fisher reveals Garnett as a fascinating individual:... Read More about British diplomacy and the descent into chaos: The career of Jack Garnett, 1902-19.

Keeping 'the Old Flag flying': The British community in Morocco and the British Morocco Merchants Association, 1914-24 (2010)
Journal Article
Fisher, J. (2010). Keeping 'the Old Flag flying': The British community in Morocco and the British Morocco Merchants Association, 1914-24. Historical Research, 83(222), 719-746. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2281.2009.00527.x

This article examines the British expatriate community in Morocco and specifically in Tangier at a formative time in the country's history. Growing French ascendancy in Morocco and the strains imposed by war exposed weaknesses in British prospects in... Read More about Keeping 'the Old Flag flying': The British community in Morocco and the British Morocco Merchants Association, 1914-24.

Religion and diplomacy: religion and British Foreign Policy 1815-1941 (2010)
Book
Robbins, K., & Fisher, J. (. (2010). Religion and diplomacy: religion and British Foreign Policy 1815-1941. Republic of Letters

For long a missing dimension in British foreign policy, religion impinged upon the formulation of Britain’s overseas interests in many ways. This was true of policy makers’ unspoken assumptions about the nature of humanity and international politics,... Read More about Religion and diplomacy: religion and British Foreign Policy 1815-1941.

Introduction (2010)
Book Chapter
Robbins, K., & Fisher, J. (2010). Introduction. In K. Robbins, & J. Fisher (Eds.), Religion and Diplomacy: Religion and British Foreign Policy 1851-1941 (1-7). Dordrecht and St Louis MO: Republic of Letters