The Great War and the Twentieth Century

The Great War and the Twentieth Century


Edited by Jay Winter, Edited by Geoffrey Parker, Edited by Mary R. Habeck

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  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 356 pages
  • Dimensions: 146mm x 217mm x 25mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New Haven
  • ISBN 10: 0300081545
  • ISBN 13: 9780300081541
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,339,291

Product description

World War I, the first "total war" in history, set in motion profound changes in the economics, demographics, and philosophies of the warring states. In this book, leading experts on the Great War discuss its causes, character, and legacy. Their writings show that to study World War I is to encounter not only the dissolution of the four defeated empires -- Russia, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey -- but also the collapse of the optimistic assumption of progress that had defined the nineteenth century. The analysis of the Great War, in fact, provides an essential framework for our understanding of the entire twentieth century. The book draws together military history, international history, and cultural history to offer a wide-ranging summary of current knowledge and debate regarding the First World War.

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