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Origins of the First World War-Revised

Origins of the First World War-Revised - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1405874311

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ISBN13: 978-1405874311
ISBN10: 1405874317
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2008
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Origins of the First World War-Revised - 3RD 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-1405874311

Gordon Martel

ISBN13: 978-1405874311
ISBN10: 1405874317
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 08
Publisher: Longman, Inc.

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Origins of the First World Warsummarizes and analyses the policies issues and crises that brought Europe to war in 1914. Martel explains the position of each of the great powers and their place in the system of alliances that dominated international politics. He xamines the strategic and political problems that confronted each power and the way in which society and economics influenced the decision-making process. In a clear and accessible manner the book demonstrates: how and why the alliance system was created how it 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 Balkans are essential in understanding the outbreak of war in 1914 Incorporating the latest scholarship on the subject this revised third edition provides a Guide to Further Reading Who's Who and Glossary. The comprehensive selection of Documents include key treaties crises and representations of popular militarism and nationalism. The book provides students with the clearest most concise accessible and up-to-date account of the Origins of the First World War available. Gordon Martelis Professor and Chair of History at the University of Northern British Columbia and Senior Research Fellow De Montfort University

Author Bio

Gordon Martel Professor & Chair of History at the University of Northern British Columbia and Senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University has published widely on the international history of the twentieth century. His books include Imperial Diplomacy: Rosebery and the Failure of Foreign Policy and the edited collections The Origins of the Second World War Reconsidered Modern Germany Reconsidered and American Foreign Relations Reconsidered.

Table of Contents

Chronology Abbreviations Who's Who Glossary Maps List of plates

PART ONE: ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENET
1. The Problem The outbreak of war Explaining causes
2. The Great Powers To 1900 The triple alliance The dual alliance Great Britain
3. The European Crisis The diplomatic revolution The vortex of south-eastern Europe
4. Assessment

PART TWO: DOCUMENTS FURTHER READING REFERENCES