A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early Twentieth Century

A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early Twentieth Century

by Eric Dorn Brose
     
 

ISBN-10: 019518193X

ISBN-13: 9780195181937

Pub. Date: 04/01/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Known as the "Great War," World War One was one of history's greatest tragedies. It eventually dragged most of Europe and the world into its bloody quagmire, inflicting more than four years of suffering, misery, maiming, and death on the belligerent nations. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses, A History of the Great War: World War One and the

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Known as the "Great War," World War One was one of history's greatest tragedies. It eventually dragged most of Europe and the world into its bloody quagmire, inflicting more than four years of suffering, misery, maiming, and death on the belligerent nations. Ideal for undergraduate and graduate courses, A History of the Great War: World War One and the International Crisis of the Early Twentieth Century is a comprehensive study that distinguishes itself from other textbooks in significant ways. Providing broader coverage than most texts, it discusses the phenomenon of the war in its chronological entirety. Author Eric Dorn Brose analyzes the forces that generated international tension and made wars more prevalent before 1914; the causes and course of the Great War to 1918; and the violent and problematic aftermath of the struggle to 1926. Rather than focusing exclusively on military developments, Brose also examines the war's underlying causes, its political and diplomatic dimensions, and its myriad consequences.

Explicitly global in scope, A History of the Great War offers a more extensive look at the worldwide side of the Great War than existing texts do, including coverage of the campaigns spanning Northeast Africa, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Central Asia, India, and the war at sea. In addition, the author incorporates and discusses recent groundbreaking research in the "Notes" section of each chapter, so that students can easily access it. The text is also enhanced by maps, photos, and an engaging vignette at the opening of each chapter that serves as an introduction.

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ISBN-13:
9780195181937
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 3.80(d)

Table of Contents

Maps vii

Preface ix

Part One Into The Abyss 1871-1914 1

I The Long Descent 3

II From Peace to War 21

Part Two The Abyss 1914-1918 45

III The Opening Campaigns, 1914 47

IV The Wider War, 1914-1915 87

V The Stalemate in Europe, 1915 119

VI The Wider War, 1915-1916 160

VII Tipping Points in Europe, 1916-1917 198

VIII War-Weariness and the Question of Peace in Europe, 1917 238

IX War, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Middle East and Russia, 1916-1918 283

X The Last Furious Year of the Great War, 1917-1918 319

Part Three Slowly Out of The Abyss 1918-1926 365

XI The Violent Aftermath of the Great War in Europe, 1918-1926 367

XII The Problematic Legacy of the Great War in the Wider World, 1918-1926 392

XIII Epilogue: Bereavement, Economic Collapse, and the Climate for War 415

Index 425

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