The Origins of the First World War

Author: James Joll
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317875369
Release Date: 2013-11-05
Genre: History

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.

Origins of the First World War

Author: Gordon Martel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781134857036
Release Date: 2016-10-04
Genre: History

Origins of the First World War summarizes the policies, issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Examining the strategic and political problems that confronted each of the great powers and the way in which social and economic factors influenced the decision-making process, Martel discusses the position of each power and their place in the system of alliances which dominated international politics. The fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout to incorporate the body of new scholarship that has appeared since the hundredth anniversary of the outbreak of war. In a clear and accessible manner, it explains: how and why the alliance system was created how alliances led to a network of complicated strategic commitments how an escalating series of international crises from the turn of the century fuelled preparations for war why the peculiarities of the Balkan situation are essential in understanding the outbreak of war in 1914. This book also includes an updated Guide to Further Reading, Who’s Who of important figures and Glossary of key terms, and the selection of documents has been expanded to include the key treaties as well as evidence of popular militarism and nationalism. Concise, accessible and analytical, it is essential introductory reading for all students interested in the origins of the First World War.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: William Mulligan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521886338
Release Date: 2010-03-04
Genre: History

A new interpretation of the origins of World War I that synthesises recent scholarship and introduces the major historiographical and political debates surrounding the outbreak of the war. It examines key issues, providing a clear account of relations between the great powers, disintegrating empires, and the role of smaller states.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War

Author: Hew Strachan
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192893254
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

A comprehensive, illustrated history of World War I, its causes, impact on global politics and economy, military and political strategies, and the legacy it left behind.

The Origins of the First World War

Author: Ruth Henig
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134852000
Release Date: 2006-10-19
Genre: History

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 Wars before the Great War

Author: Dominik Geppert
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316299319
Release Date: 2015-05-07
Genre: Political Science

Between 1911 and 1914, the conflicts between Italy and the Ottoman Empire, together with the Balkan wars that followed, transformed European politics. With contributions from leading, international historians, this volume offers a comprehensive account of the wars before the Great War and surveys the impact of these conflicts on European diplomacy, military planning, popular opinion and their role in undermining international stability in the years leading up to the outbreak of the First World War. Placing these conflicts at the centre of European history, the authors provide fresh insights on the origins of World War I, emphasizing the importance of developments on the European periphery in driving change across the continent. Nation and empire, great powers and small states, Christian and Muslim, violent and peaceful, civilized and barbaric - the book evaluates core issues which defined European politics to show how they were encapsulated in the wars before the Great War.

The Great War

Author: Ian F. W. Beckett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317866152
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: History

The course of events of the Great War has been told many times, spurred by an endless desire to understand 'the war to end all wars'. However, this book moves beyond military narrative to offer a much fuller analysis of of the conflict's strategic, political, economic, social and cultural impact. Starting with the context and origins of the war, including assasination, misunderstanding and differing national war aims, it then covers the treacherous course of the conflict and its social consequences for both soldiers and civilians, for science and technology, for national politics and for pan-European revolution. The war left a long-term legacy for victors and vanquished alike. It created new frontiers, changed the balance of power and influenced the arts, national memory and political thought. The reach of this acount is global, showing how a conflict among European powers came to involve their colonial empires, and embraced Japan, China, the Ottoman Empire, Latin America and the United States.

Winston S Churchill 1874 1965

Author: Eugene L. Rasor
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313305463
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The most extensive and up-to-date bibliographic and historiographical survey of works by and about Churchill.

The First World War

Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192804456
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

"Humiliated and bankrupt, utterly disempowered, Germany would never lose the belief that the war had been imposed upon her by the Allies. It would be that sense of injustice that would resonate through the decades to follow - to find final, chilling retribution in the hands of the Third Reich."--BOOK JACKET.

The Pity of War

Author: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0465057128
Release Date: 1999
Genre: History

Studies the origins, financing, and outcome of World War I, and discusses public support, recruiting and retention of soldiers, treatment of prisoners, and related issues

The Origins of the Second World War in Europe

Author: Philip Michael Hett Bell
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020338997
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

This addition to Longman's Origins of Modern Wars series traces the course of events that led to the Second World War in Europe from 1932 through to Germany's invasion of Russia in 1941.

The First World War

Author: Holger H. Herwig
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 0340573481
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: History

This book draws on ten years of archival research to provide the first comprehensive treatment in English of how Germany and Austria-Hungary conducted World War I and what defeat meant to them.

Origins of Modern Europe Medieval National Consciousness

Author: Abida Shakoor
Publisher: Aakar Books
ISBN: 8187879335
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Europe

This Book Covers Various Topics Concerning Modern European History. In Spite Of The Author S Artistically Simple Writing Style The Treatment Given To Various Topics Is Indepth And Scholarly.Besides The Incidents And Episodes Addressing To Important Historical Figures, Movements, Struggles, Dreams And Aspirations Of Common Man Are Also Highlighted In This Book. All The Events Dealt With Are, In Fact, Forming A Sequence Targeting Towards Contemporary Socio-Political Scenario. The Present Book Would Be Of Great Use To Research Scholars, Students And Teachers Interested In European History. It Would Definitely Fill The Gap In The Literature Concerning Modern Europe.