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

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.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: William Mulligan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316982793

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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.

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

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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.

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: 801

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: 892

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.

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: 591

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 concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies, this pamphlet surveys the roots of WWI; assesses the legacy of Bismarck's diplomacy; outlines the assassination crisis; and examines the historical debate.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Ruth Beatrice Henig

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415262057

Page: 70

View: 550

A concise introduction to one of the major historical controversies, this pamphlet surveys the roots of WWI; assesses the legacy of Bismarck's diplomacy; outlines the assassination crisis; and examines the historical debate.

Contesting the Origins of the First World War

This book provides a unique historiographical analysis of key texts published on the origins of the First World War, and its narrative encourages students to engage with and challenge historical perspectives.

Contesting the Origins of the First World War

Author: Troy R E Paddock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351390309

Page: 148

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Contesting the Origins of the First World War challenges the Anglophone emphasis on Germany as bearing the primary responsibility in causing the conflict and instead builds upon new perspectives to reconsider the roles of the other Great Powers. Using the work of Terrance Zuber, Sean McMeekin, and Stefan Schmidt as building blocks, this book reassesses the origins of the First World War and offers an explanation as to why this reassessment did not come about earlier. Troy R.E. Paddock argues that historians need to redraw the historiographical map that has charted the origins of the war. His analysis creates a more balanced view of German actions by also noting the actions and inaction of other nations. Recent works about the roles of the five Great Powers involved in the events leading up to the war are considered, and Paddock concludes that Germany does not bear the primary responsibility. This book provides a unique historiographical analysis of key texts published on the origins of the First World War, and its narrative encourages students to engage with and challenge historical perspectives.

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

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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 First World War

The Origins of the First World War brings together leading experts from around the world to explore the key themes and debates and examine some widely-held myths about the origins of the conflict.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Frank McDonough

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 9781472505330

Page: 384

View: 208

The outbreak of the First World War is one of the most controversial and fiercely debated subjects in history. The historical debate surrounding it has been intensely affected by the prevailing political climate and by the urge to find out who was primarily responsible. The Origins of the First World War brings together leading experts from around the world to explore the key themes and debates and examine some widely-held myths about the origins of the conflict. They uncover new evidence and provide fresh insights to provide a comprehensive and insightful volume that will to appeal to both scholars and students.