The Illusion Of Peace / Edition 2

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Sally Marks' compelling analysis of European diplomacy between World War I and Hitler's advent, explores the reasons why a lasting peace failed to occur in the interwar era. Building on the theories of the first edition, Marks argues that the Allied failure to bring defeat home to the German people, and the consequences of this oversight, were partly to blame, and reassesses Europe's leaders and the policies of the powers. Thoroughly revised and updated in the light of recent scholarly and documentary research, the second edition of this highly successful text also includes new material, maps, and an extended bibliography.

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"This is a most welcome second edition. Sally Marks has skillfully incorporated the findings of new research into her original authoritative text, offering students clear and well-judged historical explanations and a comprehensively updated bibliography."--Alan Sharp, University of Ulster

"I am delighted to see a second edition of The Illusion of Peace. It is an especially valuable book for teaching, since it provides a succinct and lucid overview of international relations before the rise of Hitler."--Peter Kent, Professor of History, University of New Brunswick

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333985892
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Series: The Making of the Twentieth Century
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Sally Marks is Professor Emerita, Rhode Island College, Providence.

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Table of Contents

Map1: Europe in 1914
• Map 2: Europe in 1925
• Map 3: Weimar Germany
• Map 4: Eastern Europe in 1925
• The Pursuit of Peace
• The Effort to Enforce the Peace
• The Revision of the Peace
• The Years of Illusion
• The Crumbling of Illusion
• The End of Old Illusions
• Chronological Table

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