The Origins of the First World War
Controversies and Consensus
By (author) Annika Mombauer
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Origins of the First World War by Annika Mombauer
Book DescriptionThe seminal event of the 20th century, the origins of the First World War have always been difficult to establish and have aroused deep controversy. Annika Mombauer tracks the impassioned debates as they developed at critical points through the twentieth century. The book focuses on the controversy itself, rather than the specific events leading up to the war. Emotive and emotional from the very beginning of the conflict, the debate and the passions aroused in response to such issues as the 'war-guilt paragraph' of the treaty of Versailles, are set in the context of the times in which they were proposed. Similarly, the argument has been fuelled by concerns over the sacrifices that were made and the casualities that were suffered. Were they really justified?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582418721
(210mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This 2003 text examines the role of Kaiser Wilhelm II, focusing on the final years of his reign.
Helmuth von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Annika Mombauer
A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.
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Author Biography - Annika Mombauer
Annika Mombauer lectures in Modern European History at The Open University. Her publications include the recently published Helmuth von Motke and the Origins of the First World War CUP (2001).
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