The Origins of the First World War

Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: James Joll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317875354

Page: 360

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James Joll's study is not simply another narrative, retracing the powder trail that was finally ignited at Sarajevo. It is an ambitious and wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways in which historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. The importance of the theme, the breadth and sympathy of James Joll's scholarship, and the clarity of his exposition, have all contributed to the spectacular success of the book since its first appearance in 1984. Revised by Gordon Martel, this new 3rd edition accommodates recent research and an expanded further reading section.

The Origins of the First World War

He concluded that the origins of the First World War were complex and varied
and he generally eschewed apportioning blame, urging historians to investigate
the 'unspoken assumptions' that governed European politics and society before ...

The Origins of the First World War

Author: William Mulligan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316982793

Page:

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A second edition of this leading introduction to the origins of the First World War and the pre-war international system. William Mulligan shows how the war was a far from inevitable outcome of international politics in the early twentieth century and suggests instead that there were powerful forces operating in favour of the maintenance of peace. He discusses key issues ranging from the military, public opinion, economics, diplomacy and geopolitics to relations between the great powers, the role of smaller states and the disintegrating empires. In this new edition, the author assesses the extensive new literature on the war's origins and the July Crisis as well as introducing new themes such as the relationship between economic interdependence and military planning. With well-structured chapters and an extensive bibliography, this is an essential classroom text which significantly revises our understanding of diplomacy, political culture, and economic history from 1870 to 1914.

Origins of the First World War

A concise, reliable, readable and up-to-date account for students of the origins of the First World War.

Origins of the First World War

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405874311

Page: 160

View: 461

A concise, reliable, readable and up-to-date account for students of the origins of the First World War. The study of the First World War is key to all courses in Modern European History. Written to be a clear, concise introduction, without being simplistic.

The Origins of the First World War

This fully revised edition focuses on the major issues and assesses the validity of the different intepretations advanced on the origins of the First World War.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Ruth Henig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134852002

Page: 72

View: 657

This fully revised edition focuses on the major issues and assesses the validity of the different intepretations advanced on the origins of the First World War.

Britain and the Origins of the First World War

Taking into account the scholarship of the last twenty-five years, this second edition of Zara S. Steiner's classic study, thoroughly revised with Keith Neilson, explores a subject which is as highly contentious as ever.

Britain and the Origins of the First World War

Author: Zara S. Steiner

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137182172

Page: 352

View: 312

How and why did Britain become involved in the First World War? Taking into account the scholarship of the last twenty-five years, this second edition of Zara S. Steiner's classic study, thoroughly revised with Keith Neilson, explores a subject which is as highly contentious as ever. While retaining the basic argument that Britain went to war in 1914 not as a result of internal pressures but as a response to external events, Steiner and Neilson reject recent arguments that Britain became involved because of fears of an 'invented' German menace, or to defend her Empire. Instead, placing greater emphasis than before on the role of Russia, the authors convincingly argue that Britain entered the war in order to preserve the European balance of power and the nation's favourable position within it. Lucid and comprehensive, Britain and the Origins of the First World War brings together the bureaucratic, diplomatic, economic, strategical and ideological factors that led to Britain's entry into the Great War, and remains the most complete survey of the pre-war situation.

The Origins of the First World War

First published in 1987, The Origins of the First World War has proved itself an invaluable aid to students. For this Second Edition Gordon Martel has completely rewritten his original text in the light of recent scholarship.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Gordon Martel

Publisher: London : Longman

ISBN: 9780582286979

Page: 145

View: 425

"The Origins of the First World War deals with the policies and the issues that brought Europe to war in 1914. The position of each of the great powers within the international framework is concisely explained. The problems confronting them are also carefully analysed, as is the influence of political and economic structures on the decision-making process. Professor Martel shows how and why the confrontational alliance system came into being and considers the impact upon it of the series of crises that brought the major powers close to conflict in the opening years of the twentieth century. He outlines the terms and obligations that these alliances entailed and discusses the extent to which they were responsible for the outbreak of war. First published in 1987, The Origins of the First World War has proved itself an invaluable aid to students. For this Second Edition Gordon Martel has completely rewritten his original text in the light of recent scholarship. He has also updated the bibliography and added a number of useful reference tools which will help readers to grasp the details more easily. Thus, the main text is now supplemented not simply by a chronology of the principal events, but also by a biographical guide to the personalities mentioned in the book, a glossary of terms, and five maps."--Page 4 of cover.

Hidden History

The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge. The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you .

Hidden History

Author: Gerry Docherty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780577494

Page: 464

View: 847

Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war’s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany as the first stage of their plan to take control of the world. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand was no chance happening. It lit a fuse that had been carefully set through a chain of command stretching from Sarajevo through Belgrade and St Petersburg to that cabal in London. Our understanding of these events has been firmly trapped in a web of falsehood and duplicity carefully constructed by the victors at Versailles in 1919 and maintained by compliant historians ever since. The official version is fatally flawed, warped by the volume of evidence they destroyed or concealed from public view. Hidden History poses a tantalising challenge. The authors ask only that you examine the evidence they lay before you . . .

The Origins of the First World War

A unique collection of hundreds of diplomatic and military documents on the origins of WWI: newly-discovered archival sources as well as documents not previously available in English.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Annika Mombauer

Publisher: Documents in Modern History

ISBN:

Page: 660

View: 512

A unique collection of hundreds of diplomatic and military documents on the origins of WWI: newly-discovered archival sources as well as documents not previously available in English. It includes a comprehensive scholarly introduction covering the most controversial issues in the debate on the origins of WWI on the eve of the centenary.

The Origins of the War of 1914

The classic three-volume history of the root causes of the First World War. The first reprint since its original English publication in 1957. Historian John Keegan calls it the "bedrock of all discussion" of World War I.

The Origins of the War of 1914

Author: Luigi Albertini

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781929631261

Page: 2100

View: 365

The classic three-volume history of the root causes of the First World War. The first reprint since its original English publication in 1957. Historian John Keegan calls it the "bedrock of all discussion" of World War I.

The Origins of the First World War

This is the follow-on text from The Twentieth Century Performance Reader, which has been the key introductory text to all kinds of performance for over 20 years since it was first published in 1996.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Ruth Beatrice Henig

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 49

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The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader combines extracts from over 70 international practitioners, companies, collectives, and makers from the fields of Dance, Theatre, Music, Live and Performance Art, and Activism to form an essential sourcebook for students, researchers, and practitioners. This is the follow-on text from The Twentieth Century Performance Reader, which has been the key introductory text to all kinds of performance for over 20 years since it was first published in 1996. Contributions from new and emerging practitioners are placed alongside those of long-established individual artists and companies, representing the work of this century's leading practitioners through the voices of over 140 individuals. The contributors in this volume reflect the diverse and eclectic culture of practices that now make up the expanded field of performance, and their stories, reflections and working processes collectively offer a snapshot of contemporary artistic concerns. Many of the pieces have been specially commissioned for this edition and comprise a range of written forms - scholarly, academic, creative, interviews, diary entries, autobiographical, polemical, and visual. Ideal for university students and instructors, this volume's structure and global span invites readers to compare and cross-reference significant approaches outside of the constraints and simplifications of genre, encouraging cross-disciplinary understandings. For those who engage with new, live, and innovative approaches to performance and the interplay of radical ideas, The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader is invaluable.

The First World War

This book is an insightful narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did.

The First World War

Author: Michael Howard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192804457

Page: 154

View: 395

This book is an insightful narrative history, focusing on why the First World War occurred, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. It examines in turn the state of Europe in 1914 and the outbreak of war; the onset of attrition in 1915 and the extension of the war; the'crisis of the war' (1917-18), the collapse of Russia and the weakening and eventual surrender of the Central Powers; the making of peace; and the historical controversies surrounding the causes and conduct of war.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war’s beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation.

The Russian Origins of the First World War

Author: Sean McMeekin

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674063201

Page: 344

View: 785

In a major reinterpretation, Sean McMeekin rejects the standard notion of the war’s beginning as either a Germano-Austrian pre-emptive strike or a miscalculation. The key to the outbreak of violence, he argues, lies in St. Petersburg. Russian statesmen unleashed the war through policy decisions based on imperial ambitions in the Near East.