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
     
 

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

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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 brief yet 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181944
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
649,374
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 3.40(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: INTO THE ABYSS 1871-1914
1. The Long Descent
2. From Peace to War
PART TWO: THE ABYSS 1914-1918
3. The Opening Campaigns 1914
4. The Wider War 1914-1915
5. The Stalemate in Europe 1915
6. The Wider War 1915-1916
7. Tipping Points in Europe 1916-1917
8. War-Weariness and the Question of Peace in Europe 1917
9. War, Politics, and Diplomacy in the Middle East and Russia 1917-1918
10. The Last Furious Year of the Great War 1917-1918
PART THREE: SLOWLY OUT OF THE ABYSS 1918-1926
11. The Violent Aftermath of the Great War in Europe 1918-1926
12. The Problematic Legacy of the Great War in the Wider World 1918-1926
13. Epilogue: Bereavement, Economic Collapse, and the Climate for War

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