Decisions for War, 1914-1917 / Edition 1

Decisions for War, 1914-1917 / Edition 1

by Richard F. Hamilton, Holger H. Herwig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521545307

ISBN-13: 9780521545303

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Focusing on the choices made by coteries, this study examines the perplexing question of why World War I happened. In each case, the decision to enter the war was made by a handful of individuals—monarchs, ministers, military people, party leaders, ambassadors, and a few others. In each case also, separate and distinct agendas are seen, with considerations

Overview

Focusing on the choices made by coteries, this study examines the perplexing question of why World War I happened. In each case, the decision to enter the war was made by a handful of individuals—monarchs, ministers, military people, party leaders, ambassadors, and a few others. In each case also, separate and distinct agendas are seen, with considerations differing from one nation to the next. The leadership of Japan, the Ottoman Empire, Italy, the Balkans, and the United States are explored, as well as that of the major powers involved—Austria-Hungary, Germany, France, and Great Britain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521545303
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Great War: a review of explanations; 2. European wars: 1815–1914; 3. Austria-Hungary; 4. Germany; 5. Russia; 6. France; 7. Great Britain; 8. Japan; the Ottoman Empire; 9. Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece; 10. Italy; 11. The United States; 12. On the origins of the catastrophe; Recommended readings.

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