Synopses & Reviews
When A.J.P. Taylor's The Origins of the Second World War appeared in 1961 it made a profound impact. The book became a classic and a central point of reference in all discussion on the Second World War.
The second edition of this distinguished collection, written by leading experts in the field, is designed to bring the state of the argument up to date. The issues discussed include:
* the legacy of the Treaty of Versailles
* Hitlers foreign policy
* AJP Taylor and the Russians
* the treatment of the crises leading up to war including the Anschluss, Danzig, Abysinnian crises and the Spanish Civil War.
This second edition will ensure that The Origins of the Second World War will remain a high priority student and scholarly reading lists.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -272) and index.
Table of Contents
The revisionist as moralist: A.J.P. Taylor and the lessons of European history / Gordon Martel -- 1918 and after: the postwar era / Sally Marks -- The end of Versailles / Stephen A. Schuker -- Mussolini and the myth of Rome / Alan Cassels -- A.J.P. Taylor and the problem with France / Robert J. Young -- Misjudging Hitler: A.J.P. Taylor and the Third Reich / Richard Overy -- Appeasement / Paul Kennedy and Talbot Imlay -- Debating the role of Russia in the origins of the Second World War / Teddy J. Uldricks -- Japan at war: history-writing on the crisis of the 1930s / Louise Young -- More than meets the eye: the Ethiopian War and the origins of the Second World War / Brian R. Sullivan -- The Spanish Civil War and the origins of the Second World War / Mary Habeck -- The phantom crisis: Danzig, 1939 / Sean Greenwood.