The Coming of the First World War

The Coming of the First World War

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Published on the 70th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, this book covers the events and decisions which directly precipitated the outbreak of the First World War in each of the main belligerent countries and assesses the role of public opinion and popular mood in determining and responding to the "July Crisis". Written by contributors who cover different aspects of the subject, this collection of essays provides a survey of the historiography of the immediate causes of the war, before and since the famous "Fischer controversy" over German responsibility; and new reflections on the character of the official and unofficial "mentalites" during the last weeks of peace.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 140 x 200mm | 431g
  • Clarendon Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0198228996
  • 9780198228998

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Europe on the eve of the First World War, Michael Howard; the Balkans and the coming of war, Z.A.B.Zeman; the Habsburg monarchy and the coming of war, R.J.W.Evans; Russia and the coming of war, D.W.Spring; Germany and the coming of war, Hartmut Pogge von Strandmann; France and the coming of war, Richard Cobb; Britain enters the war, Michael Brock.
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