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ORIGINS FIRST WORLD WAR

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

...a short and masterly book.

Douglas Johnson, New Society

...this scholarly, comprehensive and subtle analysis should be made compulsory reading for all students of the period and, most of all, for the decision-makers of today.

John F V Keiger, History

This succinct and, above all, admirably clear volume...will be essential reading for all students of the subject, from the sixth form onwards. It is written with a lightness of touch and an eye for the telling anecdote that will commend it to the general reader, too.

F R Bridge, British Book News

...it will not provide (readers) with an easy one-sentence answer to the question What caused the Great War? But after reading it, they should have a better sense of the intricate web of history and of the dangers of producing simple answers to complex issues...

Paul Kennedy, New York Review of Books

Published in Harry Hearders acclaimed Origins of Modern Wars Series, James Jolls justly-celebrated and best-selling 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.

In this Second Edition, first published in 1992, Professor Joll returned to the text and revised it in the light of recent research. Its most notable new features are the substantial additional material on Italy and the war, and the reworking of the bibliography.

Book News Annotation:

Joll's (emeritus, U. of London) acclaimed narrative, first published in 1984, and now revised and updated to reflect the latest research, is a wide-ranging analysis of the historical forces at work in the Europe of 1914, and the very different ways historians have subsequently attempted to understand them. This title initiates a major new Longman series. Printed on acidic paper.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

James Joll's justly-celebrated and best-selling 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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-247) and index.

Table of Contents

1.Introduction. 2.The July crisis, 1914. 3.The alliance system and the old diplomacy 4.Militarism, armaments and strategy. 5.The primacy of domestic politics 6.The international economy. 7.Imperial rivalries. 8.The mood of 1914. 9.Conclusion. Further Reading. Maps. Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780582089204
Publisher:
Longman
Location:
London ;
Author:
Joll, James
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World
Subject:
Causes
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Silver Library
Series Volume:
no. 32
Publication Date:
20000128
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 354 gr

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War I
History and Social Science » Military » World War I » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » 20th Century

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"Synopsis" by , James Joll's justly-celebrated and best-selling 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.

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